The Power and Passion of M. Carey Thomas

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University of Illinois Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 526 pages
Best known as the second president and primary architect of Bryn Mawr College, M Carey Thomas was also a leader in the women's suffrage movement. This book captures the life and personality of this influential woman, and details her accomplishments as an educator and feminist and her relationships with women, her racism, and her anti-Semitism.
 

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THE POWER AND PASSION OF M. CAREY THOMAS

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A lengthy biography of educator M. Carey Thomas (18571935). Horowitz (History & American Studies/Smith; Campus Life, 1987, etc.) presents Thomas as a ``bundle of conflicting aspirations,'' a woman ... Read full review

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Carey Thomas, b. 1857. President of Bryn Mawr. She was a hugely outsized personality: a perfectionist, an elitist and snob; she was demanding and had a passionate temper. She was a plagiarist and a ... Read full review

Contents

I Could Not Catch Thee
1
Aint Going to Be Sentimental
14
We Want Scholars
35
A Complete Convert to Coed
54
If Everything Were Given Up and for Nothing
72
The Desire of My Heart
106
In My Way Not Thine Exactly
125
Dr M C Thomas
141
Shriveled Up and Parched and Dying
263
To Have the Love of and to Love Two People
276
A Great Blank Where There Used to Be Certainty
295
To Spread the Fame of the College
313
Soaring Eagle
331
Women Preparing to Have Their Fling
350
Le roi est mort vive le roi
367
Woman with a Capital W
388

Nous Autres
164
When We Were All Young Together
180
Content Not Lonely in the Passionate Land
196
The Wee Bit of Practical Good
223
Mammon for Righteousness
246
A Knockdown Blow
405
Really Almost Satisfied for the Moment
420
The Flame of a Burnedout Candle
438
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