Women’s Higher Education in the United States

New Historical Perspectives

  • Margaret A. Nash

Part of the Historical Studies in Education book series (HSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mary Ann Dzuback
    Pages 139-159
  3. Margaret A. Nash
    Pages 297-301
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 303-313

About this book


This volume presents new perspectives on the history of higher education for women in the United States. By introducing new voices and viewpoints into the literature on the history of higher education from the early nineteenth century through the 1970s, these essays address the meaning diverse groups of women have made of their education or their exclusion from education, and delve deeply into how those experiences were shaped by concepts of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin. Nash demonstrates how an examination of the history of women’s education can transform our understanding of educational institutions and processes more generally.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret A. Nash
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of California, Riverside RiversideUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59083-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59084-8
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