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Sewanee Ladies

£35.00

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Sewanee Ladies is a compilation of brief biographical sketches of about a hundred women linked, during its history, to the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
About a third of the women in Sewanee Ladies were born before the Civil War, and another half were born between the War and the turn of the century. Their stories, taken together, provide a panorama of changing culture and styles, and present a picture of the early history of the University of the South.
Sewanee Ladies includes wives of the founders; mothers of students; and wives, daughters, and female relatives of University and Military Academy administrators and professors. Here are matrons of the early boardinghouses and their successors, the matrons of the residence halls. Sewanee Ladies also includes women who cared for students in other ways — by making soup; sewing mattress covers, uniforms, and costumes; teaching manners; or treating homesickness.
Among the Sewanee Ladies are writers, musicians, artists, dancers, missionaries, and philanthropists. They were touched by various social movements, by changing fortunes, and wars. They were participants in their community. They entertained visiting dignitaries, organised clubs, tidied up the cemetery, and put together a Cook Book to earn money to endow lighting for the War Memorial Cross. Many founded or taught in schools for children and girls. Three have libraries named after them.
Sewanee Ladies is a charming collage of the character, interests, quirks, passions, adventures, and contributions of women of Sewanee's history.

Black and white portraits and other images included throughout the text.

Very good condition. Brown leatherette boards with gilt titles to spine. Top corner of both boards bumped. Pages are clean with bright text images. Ffep excised. Dust wrapper clean but spine sunned. 1cm closed tear at tail of spine and 1 x 2 cm cutout at top of rear flap.

Item details

Author(s):
Jill Carpenter (editor)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
260 x 182 x 22 mm
Edition:
First edition (2007)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0978976800
ISBN-13:
9780978976804
Number of pages:
234
Publisher:
Proctor's Hall Press
Title:
Sewanee Ladies

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Sewanee Ladies is a compilation of brief biographical sketches of about a hundred women linked, during its history, to the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
About a third of the women in Sewanee Ladies were born before the Civil War, and another half were born between the War and the turn of the century. Their stories, taken together, provide a panorama of changing culture and styles, and present a picture of the early history of the University of the South.
Sewanee Ladies includes wives of the founders; mothers of students; and wives, daughters, and female relatives of University and Military Academy administrators and professors. Here are matrons of the early boardinghouses and their successors, the matrons of the residence halls. Sewanee Ladies also includes women who cared for students in other ways — by making soup; sewing mattress covers, uniforms, and costumes; teaching manners; or treating homesickness.
Among the Sewanee Ladies are writers, musicians, artists, dancers, missionaries, and philanthropists. They were touched by various social movements, by changing fortunes, and wars. They were participants in their community. They entertained visiting dignitaries, organised clubs, tidied up the cemetery, and put together a Cook Book to earn money to endow lighting for the War Memorial Cross. Many founded or taught in schools for children and girls. Three have libraries named after them.
Sewanee Ladies is a charming collage of the character, interests, quirks, passions, adventures, and contributions of women of Sewanee's history.

Black and white portraits and other images included throughout the text.

Very good condition. Brown leatherette boards with gilt titles to spine. Top corner of both boards bumped. Pages are clean with bright text images. Ffep excised. Dust wrapper clean but spine sunned. 1cm closed tear at tail of spine and 1 x 2 cm cutout at top of rear flap.

Author(s):
Jill Carpenter (editor)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
260 x 182 x 22 mm
Edition:
First edition (2007)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0978976800
ISBN-13:
9780978976804
Number of pages:
234
Publisher:
Proctor's Hall Press
Title:
Sewanee Ladies

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