Using biography, autobiography, journals, and letters, Lone Voyagers offers portraits of seven women who were the first of their sex to work as faculty and deans at coeducational universities in the United States and Canada. Most historians of higher education have focused their attention on women's colleges. Here, thanks to the research of seven scholars, are the stories of pathbreakers, pioneers, and models of achievement—stories frequently marked by loneliness, isolation, and solitary triumph.
"This volume presents seven female academics, pioneers in coeducational universities, whose struggles and triumphs emerge poignantly in personal and public writings. The individuality, dedication, and forcefulness of each defy stereotyping. Geraldine Clifford's superb scholarly overview provides essential historical context."