- Furman Promises Appropriate Education for Women
August, 1850 ANDERSON, South Carolina Arts/Leisure, Church/Religious-Activity, Education, Women
Reverend James C. Furman delivered a speech for opening convocation on the anniversary of Johnson Female Seminary in August of 1850. He addressed the crowd of students with the words, "women's sphere lies within the limits of private life. Home is the true scene of her influence." He stressed the meaning of women as mothers, mistresses, advisors, physicians, judges, and educators. James Furman...
- Christian Women and Fashion
April, 1825 SUFFOLK, Massachusetts Church/Religious-Activity, Women
In an 1825 essay entitled "The Female Character," a Dr. Springs wrote "a Christian woman ought to be distinguishable by her simplicity." The desire for simplicity was a common trend seen in many Christian communities in the early to mid 1800's. For many, clothing choice reflected how a woman was viewed by her society. In early American Christian towns men wanted their wives and daughters to be seen...