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Emma Willard

(1787—1870) American educational reformer


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(1787–1870)

US educational reformer. A pioneer of women's education, she founded a boarding‐school in Vermont (1814) to teach subjects not then available to women (such as mathematics and philosophy). Willard moved the school to Troy, New York (1821), where it became known as the Troy Female Seminary; the college education that it offered served as a model for subsequent women's colleges in the USA and Europe.

Subjects: Literature.


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