1 edition of The Education of the southern belle found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-245) and indexes.
|Statement||New York University Press|
|Publishers||New York University Press|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 119 p. :|
|Number of Pages||89|
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Exposition of the claim of G.A. LeMore & co., to eight hundred and thirty bales of cotton detained by the United States as prize of war. By John A. McClernand.
Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and independent agencies appropriations for 2001
Christie Farnham investigates the contradiction involved in using a male-defined curricula to educate females, and explores how educators denied these incongruities. Southern belles were expected to marry respectable young men, and become ladies of society dedicated to the family and community.
White was a popular color in warm weather for women with status. French schools were popular during this time period because they provided a set curriculum and afforded The Education of the southern belle the convenience to have a set location, rather than a variety of teachers in different locations 64.
The American South before the Civil War was the site of an unprecedented social experiment in women's education. With the implementation of universities, female curriculum became universal and different institutions employed a similar system.
Many articles were written about the education of women, and the belief that women's education should be similar to that of men and more professions be open to women, including medicine. The South offered women an education explicitly designed to be equivalent to that of men, while maintaining and nurturing the gender conventions epitomized by the ideal of the Southern belle.
Christie Farnham here discusses the relationships between teacher and student, the nature of female friendship, the impact of slavery on faculty and students, and the role of the schools within the larger social community. One of the most popular magaizne subscriptions at this time was the "Godey's Lady's Book".
Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears.
This groundbreaking work provides us with an intimate picture of the entire social experience of antebellum women's colleges and seminaries in the South, analyzing the impact of these colleges upon the cultural construction of femininity among white Southern women, and their legacy for higher education.
She also examines the impact of slavery on faculty and students.
The South offered women an education explicitly designed to be equivalent to that of men, while maintaining and nurturing the gender conventions epitomized by the ideal of the Southern belle.