Sunday, October 7, 2018

Reading - 18C American Woman with a Book

1765-67 John Wollaston (American colonial era artist, 1733-1767) Rebecca Bee Holmes Mrs Isaac Holmes with her elbow resting on a book.

Bard College’s Joel Perlmann and Boston College’s Dennis Shirley claim that among the factors for the increase in women's literacy was the rising number of women who became schoolteachers, part of a process Perlmann and Shirley called “the feminization of schoolteaching.”