Underhill's New Table-Book: or, Tables of Arithmetic Made Easier

New York: Richard Marsh, 1846.

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An early example of American boys and girls learning mathematics together

(Item #3207) Underhill's New Table-Book: or, Tables of Arithmetic Made Easier. Children's Education, D. C Underhill, Girls' Education.

Underhill's New Table-Book: or, Tables of Arithmetic Made Easier

New York: Richard Marsh, 1846. First Thus. Original yellow pictorial wrappers. 23 pages, measuring 95 x 114mm. Faint spot to front wrap and small closed chip near foot of spine, else an exceptional and charming survivor of this educational chapbook.

While the women's movement wouldn't officially begin in the U.S. until the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, women in America and Europe had long been fighting for access to education. The present chapbook, designed by a former teacher to train children in elementary arithmetic, is an interesting example of these women's successes. Here, both a boy and girl feature equally in the chapbook's illustrations, and word-problems include children of both sexes without any of the overt gendering or stereotypes one might expect from the period.
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Underhill's New Table-Book: or, Tables of Arithmetic Made Easier
Underhill's New Table-Book: or, Tables of Arithmetic Made Easier
Underhill's New Table-Book: or, Tables of Arithmetic Made Easier
Underhill's New Table-Book: or, Tables of Arithmetic Made Easier
Underhill's New Table-Book: or, Tables of Arithmetic Made Easier
Underhill's New Table-Book: or, Tables of Arithmetic Made Easier