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  1. Sep 2017
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    1. They constitute a sort of pedagogic sampler, an anthology of essays in the strictly etymological sense: experiments in or elaborations of a rigorously practical (as opposed to purely theoretical) approach to understanding things.

      A practical approach towards understanding the significance of an object opens the conclusions ascertained and presented to a larger audience. Rhetoric can either include or exclude communities, depending on the language present. In A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft responds to Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s conviction that women are unworthy of any education that does not better their ability to attend to a man’s needs. She reveals the deceptive quality of the formal, eloquent language with which Rousseau writes. A person who is not as educated as Rousseau might not comprehend the true significance of his words given their deceptively reputable, even principled, appearance. A practical and clear-cut analysis of an object better reveals the intentions of an author as she or he makes an argument. It closes the gap of expertise between the reader and the scholar or historian. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft: https://books.google.com/books/about/A_Vindication_of_the_Rights_of_Woman.html?id=tIo-AQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button#v=snippet&q=separate&f=false

      Mary Wollstonecraft by John Opie:

      Link to photo of Mary Wollstonecraft.jpg)

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    1. ully lined with pages .from an 1817 Hartford, Connecticut, newspaper.

      The pages that line the basket paints a time era in which the basket was woven (early 19th century). It also reveals that the Natives who wove the basket had access to (and quite possibly read and understood) the newspaper