Voices of southern women : speaking from the country schoolhouse, 1915-1940, Rockingham County, North Carolina

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Katherine Meador Pasour (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
David E. Purpel

Abstract: This dissertation focuses on the school life experiences of southern women in the rural setting between 1915 and 1940. Southern schooling has historically prepared women for their subordinate role in society, emphasizing the domestic role of women. Agrarian paternalism and religious doctrine had particular impact on the silencing of women's voices in the South. The opening chapter shows a brief and limited glimpse of the historic southern woman. Chapter Two discusses these issues from the perspective of a particular region, the Wentworth Community of Rockingham County, North Carolina. Chapter Three includes a short review of the writings of feminist theorists, providing a theoretical framework for examining the issue of gender in the school setting.

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Language: English
Date: 1996
Education, Rural $z North Carolina $z Rockingham County
Women $x Education $z North Carolina $z Rockingham County
African American women $x Education $z North Carolina $z Rockingham County

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