New England: The First Two Centuries

in Women's Work?

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2001 | ISBN: 9780226660394
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226660417 | DOI:
New England: The First Two Centuries

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This chapter explores how the teaching pattern of the Northeast came about (focusing chiefly on New England). The story has roots in the earliest colonial arrangements and evolves over two centuries of growth and transformation, from colonial outposts to established rural communities and into the age of industrialization. Obviously school arrangements changed a good deal, as did views of women and their roles, over such a long social history. However, the stages of change were distinctive to the social history of that area; in the South, the evolution followed a different course.

Keywords: New England; school arrangements; social history; colonial rule; rural communities; industrialization

Chapter.  10100 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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