Girls and Literacy in America: Historical Perspectives to the Present

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ABC-CLIO, 2003 - 379 sayfa

An exploration of the fascinating and controversial history of girls' education in America from the colonial era to the computer age.


Girls and Literacy in America offers a tour of opportunities, obstacles, and achievements in girls' education from the limited possibilities of colonial days to the wide-open potential of the Internet generation.

Six essays, written by historians and focused on particular historical periods, examine the extensive range of girls' literacies in both educational and extracurricular settings. Girls from various ethnic and racial backgrounds, social classes, religions, and geographic areas of the nation are included. A host of primary documents, including such items as an 18th century hornbook to excerpts from girls' conversations in Internet chat rooms allow readers an opportunity to evaluate for themselves some of the materials mentioned in the volume's opening essays. And finally, an extensive bibliography will be invaluable to students expected to conduct more extensive primary research.


  • Contributors are experts on literacy including E. Jennifer Monaghan (Brooklyn College), Amy Goodburn (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and Andrea A. Lunsford (Stanford University)
  • Primary documents printed in full or excerpted include diaries, letters, school assignments, newspaper advice columns, short stories, and poems, all targeted to or written by girls
  • A chronology of the reading and writing done by girls is presented in six essays beginning in the colonial period and ending in the 21st century
  • An extensive bibliography includes archival holdings, secondary scholarship, and online resources

 

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Part 2 Primary Documents
147
Bibliography
341
About the Contributors
369

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Sayfa xv - While an intrinsic ardor prompts to write, The muses promise to assist my pen; 'Twas not long since I left my native shore The land of errors, and Egyptian gloom: Father of mercy, 'twas thy gracious hand Brought me in safety from those dark abodes.

Yazar hakkında (2003)

Jane Greer is assistant professor of English and associate director of women's and gender studies at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.

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