High School Unit II

Lesson A: Suggested Links & Resources


Alice Freeman Palmer: The Evolution of a New Woman, by Ruth Bordin (University of Michigan Press, 1993).

Alma Mater: Design and Experience in the Women's Colleges from Their Nineteenth-Century Beginnings to the 1930s, by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz (Beacon Press, 1984).

Hidden from History: The Lives of Eight American Women Scientists, by Kim K. Zach (Avisson Press, 2002).

Reinventing Marriage: The Love and Work of Alice Freeman Palmer and George Herbert Palmer, by Lori Kenschaft (University of Illinois Press, 2005).


"Writings About Smith College, 1873–1922"

Complete text of 1848 "Declaration of Sentiments"

Complete text of "Why Go to College," by Alice Freeman Palmer

Extensive information about Mary Lyon, including numerous primary sources

Online exhibit commemorating Sophia Smith's 200th birthday 

"Women Who Go to College," by Arthur Gilman in Century Magazine, 1888