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Daughters of the State: A Social Portrait of the First Reform School for Girls in North America, 1856-1905

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A rich and fascinating study of education, social reform, and women's history, Daughters of the State explores the lives of young girls who came to the State Industrial School for Girls in Lancaster, Massachusetts during its first fifty years.Brenzel skillfully integrates the complex lines of nineteenth-century social thought and policies formed around issues of work, sex roles, schooling, and sexuality that have carried through to this century. In the school's handwritten case histories and legislative reports, she uncovers institutional mores and biases toward the young and the poor and especially toward women. Brenzel also reveals the plight of the parents who were forced by their circumstances to condemn their children to such institutions in the hope of improving their futures.Barbara Brenzel is Assistant Professor of Education and Department Chair at Wellesley College. Daughters of the State is an MIT-Harvard joint Center for Urban Studies Book.

Synopsis:

A rich and fascinating study of education, social reform, and women's history,

About the Author

Barbara Brenzel is Assistant Professor of Education and Department Chair at Wellesley College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262521048
Subtitle:
1856-1905
Author:
Brenzel, Barbara M.
Author:
Brenzel, Barbara
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Reformatories for women
Subject:
Crime-Prisons and Prisoners
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Harvard-MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies Series Daughters of the State
Publication Date:
19851021
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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