By Rebecca Rogers
How a kingdom educates its little ones tells us a lot concerning the values of its humans. From the Salon to the Schoolroom examines the rising secondary institution process for ladies in nineteenth-century France and uncovers how that process contributed to the fashioning of the French bourgeois woman.
Rebecca Rogers explores the range of schools—religious and lay—that existed for ladies and paints photos of the ladies who ran them and the women who attended them. Drawing upon a big selection of private and non-private sources—school courses, prescriptive literature, inspection studies, diaries, and letters—she unearths the complexity of the feminine academic adventure because the schoolroom steadily changed the salon because the website of French women’s distinctive resource of influence.
From the Salon to the Schoolroom additionally exhibits how France as a part of its civilizing challenge transplanted its academic imaginative and prescient to different settings: the colonies in Africa in addition to through the Western global, together with England and the USA. Historians are conscious of the frequent ramifications of Jesuit schooling, yet Rogers indicates how French schooling for ladies performed into the cross-cultural interactions of recent society, generating a picture of the Frenchwoman that maintains to tantalize and fascinate the Western international today.
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