Nineteenth-Century Reflections on Life, Love, and Loss in the Diary of Clay Dillard

Johnson, Kathleen
April 2004
North Carolina Historical Review;Apr2004, Vol. 81 Issue 2, p168
Academic Journal
Offers a look into the daily activities of prosperous young southern women living in a supervised school setting away from home during the mid-nineteenth century in North Carolina as detailed in the diary of author Clay Dillard. Status of women's education in the antebellum South as reflected in the descriptions of course work and academic assignments in Edgeworth Female Seminary; Factors that contributed to the shift regarding the usefulness of educating women; Courses offered to the earliest recorded schools for young women during the national period; Significance of the Second Great Awakening of the early nineteenth century to the attitude towards women's education in the region.


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