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By David Gold,Catherine L Hobbs

From the tip of Reconstruction via international struggle II, a community of public faculties for white girls flourished in the course of the South. based essentially as vocational faculties to coach girls of modest monetary capacity for all times within the rising “new” South, those colleges quickly reworked themselves into complete liberal arts–industrial associations, proving so renowned that they turned one of the biggest women’s faculties within the country. during this illuminating quantity, David Gold and Catherine L. Hobbs learn rhetorical schooling in any respect 8 of those schools, delivering a greater figuring out of not just how girls discovered to learn, write, and converse in American schools but additionally how they used their schooling of their lives past college.

With a collective enrollment and influence rivaling that of the Seven Sisters, the colleges tested during this study—Mississippi nation collage for ladies (1884), Georgia nation university for ladies (1889), North Carolina university for ladies (1891), Winthrop collage in South Carolina (1891), Alabama collage for girls (1896), Texas kingdom collage for girls (1901), Florida country university for ladies (1905), and Oklahoma university for girls (1908)—served as vital facilities of women’s schooling of their states, jointly instructing over 100000 scholars sooner than international warfare II and contributing to an rising expert category of girls within the South. After tracing the institution and evolution of those associations, Gold and Hobbs discover schooling in speech arts and public conversing on the faculties and talk about writing guideline, atmosphere school and departmental pursuits and techniques opposed to better institutional, specialist, and cultural contexts. as well as masking many of the methods the general public women’s faculties ready girls to reach to be had occupations, the authors additionally examine how women’s schooling in rhetoric and writing affected their profession offerings, the function of race at those faculties, and the legacy of public women’s schools relating to the heritage of women’s schooling and modern demanding situations within the educating of rhetoric and writing.

The reviews of scholars and educators at those associations converse to special conversations between students in rhetoric, schooling, women’s reviews, and background. by means of analyzing those formerly unexplored yet vital institutional websites, Educating the hot Southern Woman presents a richer and extra complicated heritage of women’s rhetorical schooling and experiences.

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