Katharine Coman (23 November 1857 – 11 January 1915) was a social activist and distinguished economist. She specialized in teaching about the development of the American West. Wellesley College named a professorship in her honor.
She was born to Levi Parsons Coman and Martha Seymour in
Newark, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1880.
professor of history (1883-1900), then chaired the Economics Department, and was dean of Wellesley College. Coman lived in a Boston marriage with fellow professor Katharine Lee Bates (author of " America the Beautiful") for 25 years, from 1890 until Coman's death from breast cancer in 1915. [1 ]
The Growth of the English Nation (1894)
History of England (1899)
A Short history of England with Elizabeth Kendall
English History Told by English Poets (1902) ( ISBN 0-8369-6097-1) with Katharine Lee Bates
Industrial History of the United States (1905; revised 1911)
Economic Beginnings of the (1912) Far West
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^ Ellen Leopold, "My Soul is Among Lions: Katharine Lee Bates' Account of the Illness and Death of Katharine Coman," Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies, 23:1 (2006), 60-73
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