Emma Hart Willard


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Noun1.Emma Hart Willard - United States educator who was an early campaigner for higher education for women (1787-1870)Emma Hart Willard - United States educator who was an early campaigner for higher education for women (1787-1870)
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Given my own biographical work on 19th century educators Emma Hart Willard and her sister Almira Hart Phelps, (1) I had a keen interest in the relationship between Flora White and her sister Mary White.
It is an admirable ambition, and Antonia Petrash illuminates the lives of such inspirational women as Mary Burnett Talbert, Harriet Tubman, Emma Hart Willard, and Sybil Ludington, to name a few.
It is encouraging to find out that even at times when travelling was almost unthinkable as a legitimate feminine occupation, there were women, like Annie Peck (165), Emma Hart Willard (232), Fanny Bullock Workman (237) and others, who managed to break out and away.