15. In the second paragraph, what weakness in nineteenth-century histories does the author point out?
(A) They put too much emphasis on daily activities
(B) They left out discussion of the influence of money on politics.
(C) The sources of the information they were based on were not necessarily accurate.
(D) They were printed on poor-quality paper.
16. On the basis of information in the third paragraph, which of the following would most likely have been collected by nineteenth-century feminist organizations?
(A) Newspaper accounts of presidential election results
(B) Biographies of John Adams
(C) Letters from a mother to a daughter advising her how to handle a family problem
(D) Books about famous graduates of the country’s first college
17. What use was made of the nineteenth-century women’s history materials in the Schlesinger Library and the Sophia Smith Collection?
(A) They were combined and published in a multivolume encyclopedia
(B) They formed the basis of college courses in the nineteenth century.
(C) They provided valuable information for twentieth—century historical researchers.
(D) They were shared among women’s colleges throughout the United States.
18. In the last paragraph, the author mentions all of the following as possible roles of nineteenth-century “great women” EXCEPT
(A) authors (B) reformers
(C) activists for women’s rights (D) politicians
19. The word “representative” in line 29 is closest in meaning to