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Author(s): Rowland-Poplawski, Jean Title: A Wedge in the Door: Coeducational Pioneers of Women's Education at the University of Michigan. Source: American Educational History Journal 26, no. 1 (1999): p.106-112.

Abstract: Chronicles the efforts during 1870-80 of a few pioneer female college students, feminists, and politicians who successfully forced the University of Michigan Board of Regents to admit women, thereby paving the way for other women to attend the college.