Lives of American Women: Betsy Mix Cowles

Editor/Author Robertson, Stacey
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Westview Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-81-334771-4
Category: Biography
Book Status: Available
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Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1 Pious Pioneering: The Roots of Reform, 1810–1827
  • 2 Growing Pains: Teaching and Single Life, 1827–1834
  • 3 The Beginning of Antislavery Commitment, 1834–1837
  • 4 Oberlin College and the Power of Education, 1837–1840
  • 5 The Maturation and Merging of Teaching and Antislavery, 1840–1850
  • 6 Women's Rights and Career Achievements, 1850–1860
  • 7 The Civil War, Blindness, and Postwar Reform, 1860–1872
  • Primary Sources