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Excerpt: Thomas Wentworth Higginson, “Ought Women to Learn the Alphabet?” The Atlantic Monthly, February 1859.
Decade: 1850s

Full text of M. Carey Thomas's “Present Tendencies in Women’s Education.” Reprinted in Educational Review, January 1908.
Decade: 1900s

Shown here as found inEducational Review 1901; reprinted from an address delivered by M. Carey Thomas at the annual meeting of the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the Middle States and Maryland in Philadelphia, November 30, 1900. “This college education,” Thomas…
Decade: 1900s

Article "Proper Study for Ladies" as found on page 31 of popular ladies publication The Ladies' Garland, Volume 2, 1839.
Decade: 1830s
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An early entrance exam for Barnard College.
Decade: 1890s

Excerpt: M. Carey Thomas (age 14), Journal, February 26, 1871.
Decade: 1870s
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An early examination for women, administered at Harvard University. The Harvard University Examinations for Women were not part of an application, as women were not admitted to Harvard at the time--a successful exam was a mark of academic merit and women could take them independent of their plans…
Decade: 1890s