Aware that his disappointment has its source in a defective education, he looks with anxiety on his other daughters, whose minds, like lovely buds, are beginning to open. Where shall he find a genial soil in which he may place them to expand?
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|Birth:||23rd February, 1787|
|Death:||15th April, 1870|
Emma Hart Willard was born in Berlin, Connecticut, USA. She was an American women's rights activist who dedicated her life to education. She worked in several schools and founded the first school for women's higher education, the Troy Female Seminary in Troy, New York. With the success of her school, she was able to travel across the country and abroad, to promote education for women. The Troy Female Seminary was renamed the Emma Willard School in 1895 in her honor. Her success inspired her to share her ideas on education and to write A Plan for Improving Female Education in 1819, a pamphlet that she presented to the members of the New York Legislature. Some of her works include History of the United States, or Republic of America, and Morals for the Young. She published a book of poetry, The Fulfilment of a Promise with her most popular poem entitled "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep."
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