1. Antonia Fraser, "The Weaker Vessel; Woman's lot in seventeenth-century England", Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London (1984).

2. Thomas Woody, "A History of Women's Education in the United States", Octagon Books, New York 1980. This two volume work is reprinted from a work published in 1929.  It is a classic reference.

3. Daniel Defoe, "The Education of Women", one of his Essays on Projects, published in 1697 ; cf. Ref. 2, Vol. I, p. 28 ff.

4. John Stuart Mill,"Subjection of Women", 208; cf. Ref. 2, Vol. I, p 37.

5. Ohio Educational Monthly (1903), LII, 180 as quoted in Vol. II of Ref. 2, p. 288.

More contemporary books are:

Barbara Miller Solomon, "In the Company of Educated Women:A History of Women and Higher Education in America," Yale University Press, New Haven and London 1985.

Margaret W. Rossiter, "Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940," Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London 1982.