The Resource A new moral vision : gender, religion, and the changing purposes of American higher education, 1837-1917, Andrea L. Turpin, (electronic resource/)

A new moral vision : gender, religion, and the changing purposes of American higher education, 1837-1917, Andrea L. Turpin, (electronic resource/)

Label
A new moral vision : gender, religion, and the changing purposes of American higher education, 1837-1917
Title
A new moral vision
Title remainder
gender, religion, and the changing purposes of American higher education, 1837-1917
Statement of responsibility
Andrea L. Turpin
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In A New Moral Vision, Andrea L. Turpin explores how the entrance of women into U.S. colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways, and in turn profoundly shaped American culture. In the decades before the Civil War, evangelical Protestantism provided the main impetus for opening the highest levels of American education to women. Between the Civil War and World War I, however, shifting theological beliefs, a growing cultural pluralism, and a new emphasis on university research led educators to reevaluate how colleges should inculcate an ethical outlook in students—just as the proportion of female collegians swelled. In this environment, Turpin argues, educational leaders articulated a new moral vision for their institutions by positioning them within the new landscape of competing mens, womens, and coeducational colleges and universities. In place of fostering evangelical conversion, religiously liberal educators sought to foster in students a surprisingly more gendered ideal of character and service than had earlier evangelical educators. Because of this moral reorientation, the widespread entrance of women into higher education did not shift the social order in as egalitarian a direction as we might expect. Instead, college graduates—who formed a disproportionate number of the leaders and reformers of the Progressive Era—contributed to the creation of separate male and female cultures within Progressive Era public life and beyond. Drawing on extensive archival research at ten trend-setting mens, womens, and coeducational colleges and universities, A New Moral Vision illuminates the historical intersection of gender ideals, religious beliefs, educational theories, and social change in ways that offer insight into the nature—and cultural consequences—of the moral messages communicated by institutions of higher education today. -- Provided by publisher
Dewey number
378.00820973
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1568
LC item number
.T87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American institutions and society
Label
A new moral vision : gender, religion, and the changing purposes of American higher education, 1837-1917, Andrea L. Turpin, (electronic resource/)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : engendering ethical education -- Reorienting righteousness : toward a new narrative of gender and religion in American higher education -- Ideological origins of the womens college : Catharine Beecher, Mary Lyon, and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary -- Ideological origins of collegiate coeducation : Oberlin College as a sending city on a hill -- Separate or joint education of the sexes? : religion, science, and class in national debates -- The chief end of man and of woman : Princeton and Evelyn -- A house divided? : Harvard and Radcliffe -- Not to be ministered unto, but to minister : Wellesley College -- I delight in the truth : Bryn Mawr College -- Almost without money and without price to every young man and every young woman : the University of Michigan -- Even an atheist does not desire his boy to be trained a materialist : the University of California -- Serving the college and the nation : YMCAs and YWCAs on campus -- Conclusion : trajectories and tradeoffs
Control code
ocn960833546
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unknown
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1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1d25www
Label
A new moral vision : gender, religion, and the changing purposes of American higher education, 1837-1917, Andrea L. Turpin, (electronic resource/)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : engendering ethical education -- Reorienting righteousness : toward a new narrative of gender and religion in American higher education -- Ideological origins of the womens college : Catharine Beecher, Mary Lyon, and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary -- Ideological origins of collegiate coeducation : Oberlin College as a sending city on a hill -- Separate or joint education of the sexes? : religion, science, and class in national debates -- The chief end of man and of woman : Princeton and Evelyn -- A house divided? : Harvard and Radcliffe -- Not to be ministered unto, but to minister : Wellesley College -- I delight in the truth : Bryn Mawr College -- Almost without money and without price to every young man and every young woman : the University of Michigan -- Even an atheist does not desire his boy to be trained a materialist : the University of California -- Serving the college and the nation : YMCAs and YWCAs on campus -- Conclusion : trajectories and tradeoffs
Control code
ocn960833546
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1d25www

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