Traits of American Life
Hale, Mrs. Sarah J.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: E.L. Carey & A. Hart, 1835. F 298 pages; Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale (Buell) 1788-1879, editor, author, perhaps most famously of the poem 'Mary Had a Little Lamb', "...focused on her principal themes: education for women and the advancement of women. She advocated the employing of female teachers and urged the establishment of state normal schools for women; she encouraged the growth of female seminaries; she worked closely with the founders of Vassar College and was responsible for the decision to appoint women to its faculty. Hale helped found schools for girls and was a close friend of educator Emma Willard. Although Hale was not a suffragist, she advocated women's entrance into many traditionally male areas of employment. She believed that all women should have the training and ability to support themselves "should the necessity occur." She was also an early advocate of married women's property rights..." (Joyce W. Warren in the ANB); previous owner name on title page; original publisher's green decoratively blind-stamped cloth binding, gilt spine titles; some edge, tips wear and rubbing to the cloth, tips bumped in; closed page-edge tears; some foxing, spotting throughout; in good condition. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24157)


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