Heading South to Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845 (Paperback)Kim Tolley (author)
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During this era, working women faced significant struggles when balancing career ambitions with social conventions about female domesticity. Hutchison's eventual position as head of a respected southern academy was as close to equity as any woman could achieve in any field. By recounting Hutchison's experiences - from praying with slaves and free blacks in the streets of Raleigh to establishing an independent school in Georgia to defying North Carolina law by teaching slaves to read - Tolley offers a rich microhistory of an antebellum teacher. Hutchison's story reveals broad social and cultural shifts and opens an important window onto the world of women's work in southern education.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
A worthwhile contribution to the scholarship of US education history as well as women's history. . . . Highly recommended.--Choice
Transcends the limitations of studying a single individual and is convincing in its analysis of important aspects of nineteenth-century American life.--Journal of Social History
An eminently readable conversation starter for scholars across disciplines.--Journal of American Culture
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