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Women pioneers of public education : how culture came to the wild West

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Herbst,Jurgen

Source:

Palgrave Macmillan, Volume 1st, New York, p.217 (2008)

Call Number:

Cubb LA230.5 .W48 H47 2008

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/7778111

Keywords:

Education--West (U.S.)--History, Frontier and pioneer life--West (U.S.), Women pioneers--West (U.S.)

Notes:

"In an environment dominated by men and constantly threatened by natural disasters and crime, how did women become the leading promoters and supporters of public education in America's 19th Century West? With deft scholarship and accessible writing, Herbst elucidates what allowed and brought a group of Colorado women to establish their place as wives and mothers in their homes and at the same time become successful and recognized leaders in their community."