Deans of Women and the Feminist Movement: Emily Taylor’s Activism by Kelly C. Sartorius
The Oral History Review
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As a historian of US women, when I think about higher education and advances for women, I think of the landmark legislation, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Kelly Sartorius’s study introduces us to a cadre of women in higher education who worked decades earlier within a context of sex and race discrimination to open educational opportunities for women. Before Title IX, separate positions existed for the supervision of male and female students within colleges. Deans of women, she argues, used their positions to support the economic and political independence of college women. The network she has unearthed in this book contributes to the history of gender and higher education reform similarly to the way Susan Ware’s Beyond Suffrage: Women of the New Deal (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987) advanced policy history.
History | Women's Studies
Goodwin, J. L.
Deans of Women and the Feminist Movement: Emily Taylor’s Activism by Kelly C. Sartorius.
The Oral History Review, 46(1),