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Sarah Josepha Hale and Godey's Girls

To find information use these search phrases.

  • Sarah Josepha Hale
    • Biography & Lesson Plan
    • Thanksgiving and Sarah Josepha Hale
    • Sarah Josepha Hale Award
  • Godey's Lady's Book
    • Godey's Lady's Book Home Page
    • Godey's Lady's Book On-line
    • Meet Mr.Godey: The Man and His Times
  • Godey's Fashion Plates

Sarah Josepha Hale and Godey's Girls


Related articles by Christine Woyshner, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Temple University, Advisory Board Member for Sarah Josepha Hale & The Godey Girls, (ERIC)

  • "Finding the Women in Philadelphia's Past: Teaching about Women in the City of Brotherly Love," Pennsylvania Social Studies Journal 34 (Spring 2005)

  • Picturing Women: Gender, Images, and Representation in Social Studies,” Social Education 70, no. 6 (2006)

  • “Teaching the Women’s Club Movement in United States History.” The Social Studies 93, no. 1 (2002)


BOOKS including or about

  • Our Sister Editors: Sarah J Hale and the Tradition of Nineteenth-Century American Women Editors
    by Dr. Patricia Okker

  • A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove
    by Laura Schooner
  • Women and the Press: The Struggle for Equality
    by Dr. Patricia Bradley
  • Sarah Josepha Hale: A New England Pioneer
    by Sherbrooke Rodgers
  • First Woman Editor, Sarah J Hale by Olive Wooley Burt
  • The Lady of Godey's, Sarah Josepha Hale by Ruth E. Finley
  • American Women of Letters and the Nineteenth-Century Sciences: Styles of Affiliation by Nina Baym
  • Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson

Related articles by Christine Woyshner found in Wilson Web - (may require subscription)

  • "Philadelphia and the Social Studies," Pennsylvania Social Studies Journal 34 (Spring 2005)

  • "The History of Women in Education with Bonnie Tai," Harvard Educational Review 67, no. 4 (1997)

  • “Writing Women into the Curriculum.” with Paula Sincero, Social Education 67, no. 4 (2003) Click on Curricula then Writing Women In. (Permission required to download)

Note: It wasn't until I conducted research for my doctoral dissertation at New York University entitled Godey's Lady's Book: Contributions to the Promotion and Development of the American Fashion Magazine in Nineteenth-Century America, that I discovered Sarah Josepha Hale. I was inspired to produce a documentary about her life, so that others could know her great contribution to American society during the 19th-century. I would like to thank the CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE FOUNDATION, THE PENNSYLVANIA HUMANITIES COUNCIL, and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES for their generous contribution. May Sarah Josepha Hale inspire you as she did me. Good luck with your research!

- Dr. Mary Jane Lewis,   Central Texas College professor online and at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
                                   Project Director, Sarah Josepha Hale & the Godey Girls.

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