Educating the New Southern Woman: Speech, Writing, and Race by David Gold,Catherine L Hobbs

By David Gold,Catherine L Hobbs

From the top of Reconstruction via international battle II, a community of public schools for white ladies flourished during the South. based essentially as vocational faculties to coach girls of modest monetary capability for all times within the rising “new” South, those colleges quickly reworked themselves into accomplished liberal arts–industrial associations, proving so renowned that they turned one of the biggest women’s faculties within the state. during this illuminating quantity, David Gold and Catherine L. Hobbs learn rhetorical schooling in any respect 8 of those schools, delivering a greater knowing of not just how ladies discovered to learn, write, and communicate in American faculties but additionally how they used their schooling of their lives past college.

With a collective enrollment and impression rivaling that of the Seven Sisters, the colleges tested during this study—Mississippi nation university for girls (1884), Georgia kingdom university for girls (1889), North Carolina collage for girls (1891), Winthrop university in South Carolina (1891), Alabama university for ladies (1896), Texas country collage for girls (1901), Florida country university for girls (1905), and Oklahoma collage for girls (1908)—served as vital facilities of women’s schooling of their states, jointly instructing over 100000 scholars sooner than international struggle II and contributing to an rising expert classification of girls within the South. After tracing the institution and evolution of those associations, Gold and Hobbs discover schooling in speech arts and public talking on the faculties and speak about writing guide, surroundings school and departmental objectives and strategies opposed to better institutional, expert, and cultural contexts. as well as overlaying a number of the methods the general public women’s schools ready ladies to reach on hand occupations, the authors additionally ponder how women’s schooling in rhetoric and writing affected their profession offerings, the position of race at those colleges, and the legacy of public women’s faculties on the subject of the heritage of women’s schooling and modern demanding situations within the instructing of rhetoric and writing.

The reviews of scholars and educators at those associations communicate to special conversations between students in rhetoric, schooling, women’s stories, and background. by way of analyzing those formerly unexplored yet vital institutional websites, Educating the hot Southern Woman offers a richer and extra complicated heritage of women’s rhetorical schooling and experiences.

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