Science Education for Women in Antebellum America

@article{Warner1978ScienceEF,
  title={Science Education for Women in Antebellum America},
  author={Deborah Jean Warner},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1978},
  volume={69},
  pages={58 - 67}
}
  • D. Warner
  • Published 1978
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Isis
W OMEN TOO SHARED in the popular enthusiasm for science which A,, lemerged in America in the second third of the nineteenth century. Schools for women placed a new emphasis on natural history and natural philosophy. Books about science directed specifically at women proliferated, as did scientific articles in the general women's magazines, and public scientific lectures attracted large numbers of women. The message presented through these various media was a cultural one: the efforts of… Expand
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