A Short History of Women's Rights from the Days of Augustus to the Present Time; With Special Reference to England and the United States Volume 3

A Short History of Women's Rights from the Days of Augustus to the Present Time; With Special Reference to England and the United States Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...the question of what a competent governess was; and this in turn led to the demand for a diploma as a warrant of efficiency. That called attention to the extreme ignorance of the members of the profession; and it was soon felt that classes of instruction were needed. A sum of money was accordingly collected ir1 I846 and given the Institution for that purpose. Some eminent professors of King's College volunteered to lecture; and so, on a small scale to be sure, began what is now Queen's College, the first college for women in England, incorporated by Royal Charter in I853. In I849 Bedford College for women had been founded in London through the unselfish labours of Mrs. Reid; but it did not receive its charter until I869. Within a decade Cheltenham, Girton, Newnham, and other colleges for women had arisen. Eight of the ten men's universities of Great Britain now allow examinations and degrees to women also; Oxford and Cambridge do not. Since then women's right to any higher education which they may wish to embrace has been permanently assured. As early as I868 women 1, " Edinburgh opened its courses in.phar-P'""macy to women. In I895 there were already 264 duly qualified female physicians in Great Britain. In many schools they are allowed to study with men, as at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Edinburgh; there are four medical schools for women only. We find women now actively engaged in agriculture, apiculture, poultrykeeping, horticulture; in library work and indexing; in stenography; in all trades and professions. The year I893 witnessed the first appointment of '%iE' ' eIf r factory...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851595
  • 9781236851598