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XXIII. Education

§ 40. Education for Girls

As The Journal of Education said, during this period the problem of “female education” was “unspeakably important.” In the successful agitation of that subject America made one of her great contributions to education. Undoubtedly the prevalent view was that “education renders females less contented with the lot assigned them by God and by the customs of society; that it tends to withdraw them from their appropriate domestic duties, and thus make them less happy and less useful.”