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Author Weiler, Kathleen.

Title Country schoolwomen : teaching in rural California, 1850-1950 / Kathleen Weiler.

Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  371.10082 WEIL {Bund3 20110303}    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 339 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-328) and index.
Contents 1. Women's History and the History of Women Teachers -- 2. Gender and the Growth of the Educational State: California, 1850-1940 -- 3. Culture, Schools, and Community: Tulare and Kings Counties -- 4. Subjugated Knowledge: Lives of Women Teachers, 1860-1920 -- 5. Memory and Identity: Lives of Women Teachers, 1920-1940 -- 6. The Work of Teaching in Rural Schools, 1920-1940 -- 7. Men Take Control, 1940-1950.
Summary Focusing on the lives and work of women teachers in two rural California counties from 1850 to 1950, Country Schoolwomen explores the social context of teaching, seeking to understand what teaching meant to women teachers, what it provided them, and how it shaped their categories of experience. Through the lens of their lives, the author examines the growth of state control over schools, the irrevocable impact of powerful economic and political changes on small-town life, and the patterns of racism that have divided California since the earliest European settlements.
Subject Women teachers -- California -- History -- 19th century.
Women teachers -- California -- History -- 20th century.
Education, Rural -- California -- History -- 19th century.
Education, Rural -- California -- History -- 20th century.
Women teachers -- California -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Women teachers -- California -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Variant Title Country school women
ISBN 0804730040 (cloth : alk. paper)