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WOMEN AND RELIGION IN THE EDUCATION MIX

From the January 2005 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Higher education in the 19th century was largely the privilege of classical education for a privileged few. While the sons of farmers in New England, such as a Mary Baker's brother Albert, could make their own way to college through intellectual merit and enterprise—Albert taught in a primary school to earn college tuition money See Robert Peel, Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Discovery (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966), p.