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Subtitle: Female Education.

Title: Colored American - March 18, 1837

Speaker or author: Ray, Charles B. (Charles Bennett), 1807-1886

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer notes that the education women receive stresses "manners and grace," with a "smattering" of science. The education women receive is impractical and even though it seeks to prepare them for marriage, it doesn't offer them a way of doing so in any practical sense. He suggests that women be taught household management and other domestic skills to enhance their future well-being whether married or not.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: domestic; education; female; women

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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