Wellesley College 1875 1975

Author: Jean Glasscock
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ISBN: 1331296463
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Excerpt from Wellesley College, 1875-1975: A Century of Women This centennial history has a special authoritative quality because it has been written by people who have had personal experience, in most instances extending over a period of many years, with the subjects they discuss here. It also has significance for anyone interested in higher education and in the history of women because Wellesley College has pioneered and continues to pioneer in providing opportunities for women. It is appropriate that Wellesley will celebrate the centennial of its opening in 1975. which has been designated by the United Nations as the International Women's Year, and that the publication of this volume in March will coincide with the official opening at Wellesley of the Center for the Study of Women in Higher Education and the Professions. Although Henry Fowle Durant's views about the capabilities of women were regarded as radical and, indeed, revolutionary a century ago, our perspective enables us to appreciate even more fully than his contemporaries could the full extent of his daring and of the problems which he confronted in making his vision a reality. He said. "Women can do the work. I give them the chance." If this statement were made today, it probably would still be considered newsworthy, but there are enough well-qualified women scholars and administrators to enable a modern Mr. Durant to achieve the objective with relative case. In the 1870s there was no such reservoir from which to draw. Of the first faculty, only one member, Latin Professor Frances E. Lord, had had experience in college teaching - this at Vassar, which had opened in 1865 and was one of the very few institutions of higher education in which women could teach (It should be noted, however, that Miss Lord had not attended college.) Part of Mr. Durant's genius lay in his ability to find women who could "do the work." Mary E. Horton, the first professor of Greek, a fine scholar who was self-trained, lived with her family directly across the street from the college gates. In no other instance was he so fortunate in having talent so near at hand; sometimes he even provided the necessary training. On the recommendation of Louis Agassiz and Asa Gray, he appointed as professor of natural history Susan M. Hallowell, a high school teacher from Bangor, Maine, whose first year at Wellesley was spent studying the most up-to-date methods of teaching biology in colleges in this country, and who later was the first woman admitted to botanical lectures and laboratories at the University of Berlin. Another high school teacher he sent to study instruction in science at men's colleges and universities was Sarah Frances Whiting. With Mr. Durant's encouragement, she established a student laboratory for experimentation in physics that was preceded in the United States only by that at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Death Of American Antisemitism

Author: Spencer Blakeslee
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275965082
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Blakeslee examines the history and current status of Jews and antisemitism in the United States to reveal what we know of antisemitism and the ways in which this knowledge is seriously flawed. He explores the significant historical role antisemitism played in the formation of Jewish advocacy organizations and the subsequent success they enjoyed over several decades of publicly combating antisemitism. He then examines three specific incidents and the ways the advocacy organizations responded. Professor Blakeslee concludes with the current problems associated with defining and measuring antisemitism today and why the time has arrived for the Jewish community to reexamine and define the real meaning of antisemitism and its dwindling significance in America.

When The Girls Came Out To Play

Author: Patricia Campbell Warner
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 1558495495
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Presenting a study of the evolution of American women's clothing, this book traces the history of modern sportswear as a universal style that broke down traditional gender roles. It shows that behind this development was a growing interest in sports that was nurtured by the establishment of schools of higher education for women.

White Women S Rights

Author: Louise Michele Newman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198028864
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This study reinterprets a crucial period (1870s-1920s) in the history of women's rights, focusing attention on a core contradiction at the heart of early feminist theory. At a time when white elites were concerned with imperialist projects and civilizing missions, progressive white women developed an explicit racial ideology to promote their cause, defending patriarchy for "primitives" while calling for its elimination among the "civilized." By exploring how progressive white women at the turn of the century laid the intellectual groundwork for the feminist social movements that followed, Louise Michele Newman speaks directly to contemporary debates about the effect of race on current feminist scholarship. "White Women's Rights is an important book. It is a fascinating and informative account of the numerous and complex ties which bound feminist thought to the practices and ideas which shaped and gave meaning to America as a racialized society. A compelling read, it moves very gracefully between the general history of the feminist movement and the particular histories of individual women."--Hazel Carby, Yale University

Defensive Security Handbook

Author: Lee Brotherston
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491960332
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Despite the increase of high-profile hacks, record-breaking data leaks, and ransomware attacks, many organizations don’t have the budget to establish or outsource an information security (InfoSec) program, forcing them to learn on the job. For companies obliged to improvise, this pragmatic guide provides a security-101 handbook with steps, tools, processes, and ideas to help you drive maximum-security improvement at little or no cost. Each chapter in this book provides step-by-step instructions for dealing with a specific issue, including breaches and disasters, compliance, network infrastructure and password management, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing, among others. Network engineers, system administrators, and security professionals will learn tools and techniques to help improve security in sensible, manageable chunks. Learn fundamentals of starting or redesigning an InfoSec program Create a base set of policies, standards, and procedures Plan and design incident response, disaster recovery, compliance, and physical security Bolster Microsoft and Unix systems, network infrastructure, and password management Use segmentation practices and designs to compartmentalize your network Explore automated process and tools for vulnerability management Securely develop code to reduce exploitable errors Understand basic penetration testing concepts through purple teaming Delve into IDS, IPS, SOC, logging, and monitoring