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Funding FeminismMonied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women's Movement, 1870-1967$
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Joan Marie Johnson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469634692

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634692.001.0001

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An Education for Women Equal to That of Men

An Education for Women Equal to That of Men

Funding Colleges for Women

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(p.108) Chapter Four An Education for Women Equal to That of Men
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Funding Feminism
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Joan Marie Johnson

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634692.003.0005

Some women founded women’s colleges that were designed to offer a rigorous academic program on par with that at the best men’s colleges, such as Harvard. Chapter 4 examines four women’s college founders of Smith College, Newcomb, Sweet Briar, and Scripps College, along with Jane Stanford, cofounder of coeducational Stanford University. They believed deeply in the abilities of women and the need to develop them through higher education. This chapter shows how these college founders defined women’s rights and desired access to education, not only for intellectual growth but also for financial independence. Chapter 4 demonstrates the enormous influence on women’s education that these women collectively had.

Keywords:   women’s colleges, Smith College, Newcomb, Stanford University, Sweet Briar, Scripps College, higher education

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