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In the Company of Educated Women: A History of Women and Higher Education in America

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A leading authority in the field here provides the first synthetic and comprehensive history of women in American higher education in over fifty years.
Hardcover, 298 pages
Published April 1st 1985 by Yale University Press (first published 1985)
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Gregory Jones
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I assigned this book for a History of Higher Education (MA) class and will keep it. I think the author does a good job of maintaining a level of depth that instructs without overwhelming. The source base is rooted in a variety of primary sources from university documents to personal accounts.

The strength of the book is in the balance between what happened on campuses with the larger culture's response to the role of women. It's especially important that Solomon did not portray some inexorable pr
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Michelle
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
The title of this book should be “In the Company of Educated White Women”. It tends to gloss over the experiences of black women quite a lot. Sometimes the author just writes “women” when she means “white women” and it’s surprising when after that the explanation of black women’s experiences are given. I should mention that white and black women are the only ones discussed with no really talk of native women or other ethnicities. This was a companion book that my professor required in order to c ...more
Curtis Seven
Jun 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, non-fiction
An able historical narrative and while it is specifically speaking to the role of women in higher education it is by default also about the history of American higher education. Many young people have no idea today how limited a woman's choice in education was and how important the land grant college system proved to be in getting to where we are today. The purpose of these and other colleges who accepted women was to turn out teachers for the school systems in various regions but they also turn ...more
Oliver Bateman
A clear, thorough overview of female participation in higher education. Most of her material is derived from secondary sources and easy-to-find primary sources, but it's a good enough narrative and has loomed large over this particular subject for many years. ...more
Selena
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Eye-opening journey into the education of women.
I might have not chosen this book if it was not assigned for class. I'm glad I did.
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Patricia
Feb 10, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So boring.
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