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The “Perfection of Sacred Womanhood”: Educating Young Ladies at the Lucy Cobb Institute, 1880–1908

Sarah H. Case

in Leaders of Their Race: Educating Black and White Women in the New South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041235
eISBN:
9780252099847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041235.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter argues that between 1880 and 1908, Lucy Cobb Institute of Athens, Georgia, a private secondary school for young white elite women, took part defining New South white womanhood. Lead by ... More


Clubwomen, Educators, and a Congresswoman: Lucy Cobb Alumnae

Sarah H. Case

in Leaders of Their Race: Educating Black and White Women in the New South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041235
eISBN:
9780252099847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041235.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter analyzes the work of alumnae of the Lucy Cobb Institute of Athens, Georgia, a private secondary school for southern white elite young women. Despite the school’s heavy emphasis on female ... More


Introduction: Women, Education, and the New South

Sarah H. Case

in Leaders of Their Race: Educating Black and White Women in the New South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041235
eISBN:
9780252099847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041235.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter provides an overview of two private Georgia schools that sought to prepare young women post-Reconstruction South: Spelman Seminary of Atlanta, educating African American women and girls, ... More


Conclusion: Race, Respectability, and Sexuality in Women’s Education

Sarah H. Case

in Leaders of Their Race: Educating Black and White Women in the New South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041235
eISBN:
9780252099847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041235.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

A comparison of two Georgia schools, the Lucy Cobb Institute in Athens, for elite whites, and Spelman Seminary of Atlanta, for African American women, both sought to prepare young women ... More


Leaders of Their Race: Educating Black and White Women in the New South

Sarah H. Case

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041235
eISBN:
9780252099847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041235.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This study analyzes the educational objectives of the founders, faculty, students, and alumnae of two Georgia schools that sought to prepare young women for the new circumstances of the post-war ... More


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