Selected readings that illuminate the life and work of Mrs. Frances Ann Wood Shimer (1826-1901), founder of Shimer College. Includes extensive excerpts from Mrs. Shimer's own letters and journals, as well as contemporary and historical accounts of her work. Also included are selections from some key texts that influenced Mrs. Shimer's philosophy of education, including the writings of Isaac Watts and David Perkins Page. These selections bring the incredible tale of the founding and difficult early years of Shimer College to life as has never before been done in print.
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