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On Her Own TermsAnnie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West$
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Barbara Stein

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520227262

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520227262.001.0001

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Life in Oakland

Life in Oakland

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(p.13) 2 Life in Oakland
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On Her Own Terms
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Barbara R. Stein

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0002

This chapter describes the Alexanders' life in Oakland. It begins by looking at Annie's education at the Lasell Seminary for Young Women in Auburndale, Massachusetts. This is followed by an account of the European vacation she took with her family and the Baldwin family, where she decided to stay in Paris to pursue the career of an artist. When this failed, Annie embarked on a series of tours that brought her to countries in Europe and Asia. A trip across northern California and southern Oregon introduced her to Martha Beckwith, who eventually became her lifelong friend. The chapter also mentions the start of Annie's interest in paleontology.

Keywords:   Oakland, Lasell Seminary, Martha Beckwith, paleontology

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