S. Margaret Gruber's 1909 Essay "The Education of Woman in America"

Essay
Date: 
1909

In her 1909 essay "The Education of Woman in America", S. Margaret Gruber traced the history of women's education and argued that women's higher education was essential. She began her essay by discussing the history of women's education from "household drudgery" to women's higher education. She argued that women's higher education did not impare women's health but made them more vigorous. Moreover, she asserted that women who attended institutions of higher education did still marry and bear children. However, according to Gruber, the percent of educated women who did so was smaller than that of uneducated women because the educated did not need a husband in order to survive. Instead, they could earn their own living.

Location of Document in Archives: 
Essays. General. 1909. G885e.