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Eliot, Charles William (fl. 1897) to Rev. E.M. Fairchild

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.095 Author/Creator: Eliot, Charles William (fl. 1897) Place Written: Cambridge, Massachusetts Type: Typed letter signed Date: 8 December 1897 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written in response to a letter from Fairchild. Elliot agrees that the Roman and Anglican churches do not recognize the equality of sexes in their marriage rituals. He wishes that advocates of gender equality were not so determined to assert that the sexes are alike. Eliot views denominational strife as just one part of the conflict between individualism and socialism. He mentions changes to the Kansas educational system that he thinks are detrimental.

People: Eliot, Charles William
Fairchild, Rev. E.M.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Children and Family, Progressive Era, Marriage, Women's History, Religion, Education, Socialism

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