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By Dorothy G. Rogers

The yankee idealist flow began in St. Louis, Missouri in 1858, changing into extra influential as girls joined and inspired its improvement. Susan Elizabeth Blow used to be renowned as an educator and pedagogical theorist who based the 1st public kindergarten application in the US (1873-1884). Anna C. Brackett was once a feminist and pedagogical theorist and the 1st woman relevant of a secondary tuition (St. Louis general university, 1863-72). Grace C. Bibb used to be a feminist literary critic and the 1st woman dean on the collage of Missouri, Columbia (1878-84). American idealism took on a brand new shape within the Eighteen Eighties with the founding of the harmony university of Philosophy in Massachusetts. Ellen M. Mitchell participated within the circulate in either St. Louis and harmony. She used to be one of many first girls to educate philosophy at a co-educational university (University of Denver, 1890-92). Lucia Ames Mead, Marietta Kies, and Eliza Sunderland joined the circulation in harmony. Lucia Ames Mead turned a primary pacifist theorist within the early 20th century. Kies and Sunderland have been one of the first ladies to earn the Ph.D. in philosophy (University of Michigan, 1891, 1892). Kies wrote on political altruism and shared with Mitchell the excellence of training at a coeducational establishment (Butler collage, 1896-99). those have been the 1st American ladies as a bunch to plunge into philosophy right, bridging these years among the beginner, paraprofessional educational thinker. Dorothy Rogers's new e-book ultimately offers them the eye they deserve.

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Upon an unwilling listener whom he had cornered and The Legacy of American Idealism 25 who could not in decency get away. " Fully one-half of the 200 or so people attending the Concord School in any given year were women who used it as a means to advanced higher education. While college and university level coeducation of the sexes was more common by the 1880s, only a handful of institutions allowed women to study at the graduate level. By contrast, women had the opportunity to study under some of the most prominent intellectual figures of the day at Concord.

Elizabeth Harrison, Caroline K. Sherman, and Mary Beedy were deeply involved in bringing these schools into being, but Snider gave them little credit for their contributions. 39 George Holmes Howison George Holmes Howison's (1834-1916) participation in the St. Louis philosophical movement was shorter-lived than the other main characters, largely because he left St. Louis in 1871. But his position as a professor at Washington University made his involvement with the circle important to the group's philosophical development.

Due to the close working relationship she had with Harris and the importance of her published works to the movement, Blow's life and work will be discussed in its own chapter. Anna Brackett was active in the St. Louis philosophical movement as a whole, as a frequent contributor to JSP and member of the elite Kant Club, where the St. Louis group's most intensive philosophical work took place. She was also a member of the Art Society, the Pedagogical Society, and the Teachers' Association, all of which grew out of the Philosophical Society.

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