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Childhood, Early Schooling, and Exposure to Cultural Diversity (1895–1910)

  • Jan Rosenberg
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Abstract

This chapter accounts for Rachel’s childhood as a farm girl with exposure to people of difference (African American and Italian) who worked on the farm. Her religiosity and spirituality are described in terms of Quaker belief as well as in her meetings with people from different faith traditions. Throughout her childhood, we see Rachel as socially awkward and spiritually curious.

Rachel tells us about her education, first in a one-room school, and then in a Quaker high school that was blended into the public school system where she grew up in southern New Jersey. It is here that Rachel tells us of her love of nature, which will be alluded to in the later chapters.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Rosenberg
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  1. 1.Heritage Education ResourcesBloomingtonUSA

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