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Transforming Women's Education
The History of Women's Studies in the University of Wisconsin System
A Collaborative Project of the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Consortium

A leader in women's studies

Transforming Women's Education traces the history of women's studies at the University of Wisconsin. Drawing on oral histories and archival records, it follows this history from the earliest arguments over women's admission to the university through their acceptance as students on equal terms with men, to the mid-twentieth-century development of special programs for mature women students, and finally, to the development in the 1970s of the new field of women's studies.

As students, teachers, administrators, staff members, activists, and scholars—or, in some cases, all of those—the women described in this book have been part of the movement that has insisted on their importance as both learners and producers of knowledge.

"The University of Wisconsin System has been recognized nationally for its leadership in the field of women's studies, and this is the first work to document this important social and academic movement. This account should interest academics and others interested in women's issues, nationally as well as in Wisconsin."—Katherine C. Lyall, President of the University of Wisconsin System

The University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Consortium, which collaborated to create this book, was founded in 1989 and serves as the formal organization networking fourteen campus-based women's studies programs around the state, as well as programs of the UW Extension.

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December 1999
LC: 99-049167 HQ
168 pp.   6 x 9   3 b/w photos

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