East Indies from the best authorities

Author: Sargent, Catharine
Date: 1791
Location: East Indies

Dimensions: 35 x 44 cm.
Scale: ca. 1:26,000,000
Call Number: G8070 1791 .S27


Prior to the American Revolutionary War, females received little formal education. However, this changed in the new Republic. Dame schools, run by women in their homes, taught reading, writing and numbers to young children, and needlework to girls. Private female academies, founded in the late 18th century, greatly expanded upon the subjects previously taught to girls. The academies taught not only the basic subjects, but geography, history, and natural science as well.

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