Edward Dickinson was a free thinker and liberal in many of his views

Edward Dickinson was a free thinker and liberal in many of his views

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Edward Dickinson was a free thinker and liberal in many of his views, but he ascribed to  the common views of his time, many of which we would consider misogynist today. For  example, Edward supported educational opportunities for women, but he disparaged  suffragists who were demanding that women be allowed to vote in elections. As his  daughters grew older, Edward became slightly tyrannical. Emily's mother seemed meek  by comparison, and intellectually indifferent. The three Dickinson siblings were  extremely close, forming a bond that perhaps gave them the emotional support they  lacked from their parents. When Emily was sixteen, she began to prepare for Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in  South Hadley, at that time one of the best boarding schools in New England. Emily  spent hours in her room preparing for her admittance exam, studying mathematics,  ecclesiastical history, geometry, and science. Her father was an ardent believer in the 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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