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Women and Girls in 19th-Century America: The “Quiet Circle”?

People sometimes assume that American women in the 19th century were meek and undemanding homebodies. But were they? Well, some probably were, but certainly not all, and things were starting to change. According to the influential American educator Catharine E. … Continue reading

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