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Influential Women Higher Education Early Christianity and 19th Century Ideology
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Who is Catherine Esther Beecher?
While she did not challenge women’s sphere, she did see their domestic and teaching roles as the source of women’s power and influence
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What is Franklin's Academy?
This was the first American Academy.
100
What is Christianity?
The classical liberals ideology of rationalism and virtue differentiated between men and women. The bias thinking had roots that stemmed from this religion.
200
Who is Anna Julia Cooper?
Born into slavery and was a Prominent activist for the rights of African Americans.
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Who is Horace Mann?
He employed an image of women as nurturing and better common-school teachers than men. Thus, opening up doors for higher education and employment for women.
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What are Radicals?
This group believed in equal opportunity for both men and women.
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Who is Emma Willard?
Convinced male voters and legislators to provide funds for higher education for women
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What is Boston, Massachusetts?
The first public High school for girl opened in 1826 in this city and state.
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What are conservatives?
This group believed in traditional roles for women, and
no education for women, no matter what it is for.
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Who is Catherine Esther Beecher?
Beecher opened the Western Female Institute
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Who is Matthew Vassar?
He believed that women are equal to men, and women have the same educational right as men.
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Who is the Apostle Paul?
This apostles quotes gave early Christians reason to believe that women were inferior to men. "Let a woman learn in silence with all submission... For Adam was formed first, then Eve".
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Who is Anna Julia Cooper?
Focused on the education of African American women as means to political and social equity in a racist culture.
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What is Vassar College?
The establishment of this college in 1861, was a major break through for female collegiate education because the founder believed women were equal to men.
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Who is Augustine?
In the 5th Century his interpretation of Paul's verse in 1 Timothy 2: 11-14 became the new excepted role of women.




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