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2009

Cleveland State University

Augusta Mittleberger

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The Sociocultural Context Of Cleveland's Miss Mittleberger School For Girls, 1875-1908, Sharon Morrison Pinzone Jan 2009

The Sociocultural Context Of Cleveland's Miss Mittleberger School For Girls, 1875-1908, Sharon Morrison Pinzone

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Augusta Mittleberger (1845-1915) was a prominent educator and owner/director of the Miss Mittleberger School for Girls (1875-1908) in Cleveland in the American Victorian period, defined here as 1876-1915. Using the journalism of Mittleberger's students, this dissertation provides a social and educational profile of upper middle and upper class girls within Cleveland's Victorian sociocultural context, with the eye to understanding the impact of Mittleberger's entrepreneurship, the lives of Victorian girls, the opportunities for women, and the school's urban context. This study looked for evidence of whether these girls, kindergarten-college preparatory, were aware of their social position ...