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America's History in the Making

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Return from a Boarding School

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Unknown, RETURN FROM A BOARDING SCHOOL (1802). Analectic Magazine, November 1802.

Creator Unknown
Context Early in the nineteenth century, more and more women were leaving home to pursue education at boarding schools.
Audience The general citizenry
Purpose To comment on the growing number of women who were becoming educated

Historical Significance

In the decades following the American Revolution, educational opportunities for well—to—do women multiplied, including many private academies. Such schools emphasized art and other activities that people of the time considered feminine, as well as aspects of education that young men received.

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