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Pethel Publishes Book Detailing Nashville’s All-Girls Education

All Girls EducationMary Ellen PethelDr. Mary Ellen Pethel, adjunct instructor in Belmont’s Honors Program since 2012, recently published a book entitled All-Girls Education from Ward Seminary to Harpeth Hall, 1865-2015 featuring a large amount of Belmont’s history.

All-Girls Education highlights the history of Ward-Belmont, an all-girls college preparatory school, music conservatory and junior college to Belmont College and Harpeth Hall School. The schools maintain a shared history and have contributed to Nashville’s historic reputation as the “Athens of the South.” To celebrate Belmont and Harpeth Hall’s anniversary, Pethel’s narrative traces the uninterrupted story of women’s higher education in Nashville since the Civil War.

Nashville’s Martha Ingram wrote the book’s Foreword and All-Girls Education is available at Bookman/Bookwoman, Parnassus, Amazon and other online retailers.


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