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(10) zenry was considered essential to the success of the country’s republican form of government; virtue was to be instilled not only by churches and schools, but by families, where the mother’s role (15) was crucial. Thus, according to Kerber, motherhood became pivotal to the fate of the republic, providing justification for an unprecedented attention to female education. (20) Introduction of the republican moth- erhood thesis dramatically changed historiography. Prior to Kerber’s work, educational historians barely mentioned women and girls; Thomas Woody’s 1929 (25) work is the notable exception. Examining newspaper advertisements for acade- mies, Woody found that educational opportunities increased for both girls and boys around 1750. Pointing to “An (30) Essay on Woman” (1753) as reflecting a shift in view, Woody also claimed that practical education for females had many advocates before the Revolution. Woody’s evidence challenges the notion (35) that the Revolution changed attitudes regarding female education, although it may have accelerated earlier trends. Historians’ reliance on Kerber’s “repub- lican motherhood” thesis may have (40) obscured the presence of these trends, making it difficult to determine to what extent the Revolution really changed women’s lives. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q10: According to the passage, within the field of educational history, Thomas Woody’s 1929 work was A. innovative because it relied on newspaper advertisements as evidence 5
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B. exceptional in that it concentrated on the period before the American Revolution C. unusual in that it focused on educational attitudes rather than on educational practices D. controversial in its claims regarding educational opportunities for boys E. atypical in that it examined the education of girls Answer: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q11: According to the passage, Kerber argued that political leaders thought that the form of government adopted by the United States after the American Revolution depended on which of the following for its success? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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