In Her Own Right

Martha Schofield letter to her sisters

Image A00183079 01 lg
Date created 1882-01-01
Creators Schofield, Martha
Description Martha Schofield writes about having some teachers from a local school stay with her and expresses her disdain for the teachers and the lack of progress in their school. She blames the churches for their "subjugation of woman to keep her humbled - to silence and stifle and crush and break-down - every aspiring motive, that was not in accord with the man's idea of woman' sphere." She discusses her Christmas activities and enumerates many of the gifts and cards she received. She also talks about the illness of cousin "R." and the likeliness that she will die very soon.
Size 10 pages
Type text
Subjects African American schools | Women teachers | Women in education | Women's rights | Sex discrimination against women | Christmas | Gifts | Death | Future life
Geographical location Aiken (S.C.)
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Rights Please cite appropriately, crediting Martha Schofield Papers, SFHL-RG5-134, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College as the source and indicating the identifier of the item, A00183079. This work is believed to be in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States. For more information, see