The Phillips Sisters: Early Oberlin Feminists (1852-1853)

Within the letters of Edith Bennett, Philena, Hannah, and Sarah Grace, who all attended Oberlin in the 1850s, the Phillips sisters describe student life in Oberlin, including literary societies and abolitionism. They embodied a quiet and seemingly submissive participation in public issues, but demonstrated discontent and dissatisfaction with this limited role.
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