History of Higher Education of Women in the South Prior to 1860

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Neale Publishing Company, 1909 - Education - 328 pages
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To correct the image of the South as slow to encourage education for women, the author describes a variety of seminaries, academies and colleges for women in the Southern States.
 

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Page 68 - Resolved, That our Senators be instructed, and our Representatives requested, to use their exertions to procure the passage of the foregoing amendment.
Page 26 - In 1740 they figure in the budget of the colony for 12.000 livres for the support of twelve religions and their orphans. Most of the ladies of the colony were educated at the Ursuline convent (few went to Europe to be educated after its establishment), and their domestic virtues have won the warmest encomiums. As daughters, wives, and mothers the Creoles did honor to their rearing. Their sweetness, modesty, grace, and industry were appreciated by the strangers who came hither to govern their country...
Page 126 - Education, the exclusive purposes of which shall be the instruction of persons, both male and female, in the art of teaching, and in all the various branches that pertain to a good common school education. Also, to give instruction in the mechanic arts, and in the arts of husbandry and agricultural chemistry; in the fundamental laws of the United States, and in what regards the rights and duties of citizens.
Page 126 - January 24, 1851, in which it is provided : " That two seminaries of learning...
Page 28 - The principles of the Constitution and Government of the United States are a sure guarantee to you that it will be preserved to you sacred and inviolate, and that your institution will be permitted to govern itself according to its own voluntary rules, without interference from the civil authority. Whatever diversity of shade...
Page 23 - It was two storeys high ; the flat roof could be used as a belvidere or gallery. Six doors gave air and entrance to the apartments on the ground floor. There were many windows, but instead of glass the sashes were covered with fine, thin linen, which let in as much light as glass, and more air. The ground about the house was cleared : it had a garden in front and a poultry yard in the rear, but the whole establishment was in the depth of the forest ; the streets, marked by the surveyor some years...
Page 25 - Friday, 1788, to nearly 100 houses, leaving thousands homeless. What the second was like I have not been able to ascertain, but its site is on a short street, flanked by cotton presses, and opening on the Levee, called Nun street, in commemoration of the nuns who once prayed and taught within its limits. A long, straggling street, thickly fringed with very unpretentious houses, runs through the old Ursuline plantation, and recalls its ancient owners by its title, Religious street. Time has not left...
Page 13 - The admiration of these qualities, together with the high distinctions and prerogatives conferred on knighthood in every part of Europe, inspired persons of noble birth on some occasions with a species of...
Page 14 - The Jersey settlement, begun in 1772, by men of intelligence, energy and high moral character, became prosperous and rich, densely populated, highly cultivated, distinguished for its churches and schools, its hospitality, and refinement. And in the course of years it sent its thrifty colonists into many counties, carrying with them the characteristics of the parent hive."— Claiborne : Mississippi as a Province, Territory.
Page 25 - Tradition asserts that the nuns did not remain long in Bienville's house. A plantation and some slaves had been given to them by the Indian company, to which they removed, probably, as soon as they were able to erect a temporary dwelling. Bienville's house, though the largest in the colony, soon became too small for the numbers placed, under their care. Not a stone upon a stone remains of these two oldest convents on the delta. The first fell a prey to the flames in the dreadful conflagration which...

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