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Author Nettleton, Greta, 1957-

Title The quack's daughter : a true story about the private life of a victorian college girl / by Greta Nettleton
Edition Revised edition
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Summary Raised in the gritty Mississippi River town of Davenport, Iowa, Cora Keck could have walked straight out of a Susan Glaspell story. When Cora was sent to Vassar College in the fall of 1884, she was a typical unmotivated, newly rich party girl. Her improbable educational opportunity at "the first great educational institution for womankind" turned into an enthralling journey of self-discovery as she struggled to meet the high standards in Vassar's School of Music while trying to shed her reputation as the daughter of a notorious quack and self-made millionaire: Mrs. Dr. Rebecca J. Keck, second
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Keck, Cora, 1865-1921.
Keck, Cora, 1865-1921
Vassar College -- Alumni and alumnae -- Biography
Vassar College
Women -- Education (Higher) -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Women musicians -- United States -- Biography
Women physicians -- United States -- Biography
EDUCATION -- Higher.
HISTORY -- United States -- 19th Century.
Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae
Women -- Education (Higher)
Women musicians
Women physicians
Davenport (Iowa) -- Biography
Iowa -- Davenport
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781609382438