Nebraska Authors

Mary Adell Tremain

Born 1860

Died 1935-09-07
Sugar Hill, NH (USA)

Tremain taught history at Lincoln High School for many years (ca. 1898-1927). She is also remembered as a pioneering woman scholar in the fields of history and sociology at the University of Nebraska. Tremain taught at the University from 1893-1898. Michael R. Hill notes her as the first woman to read a professional academic paper to a meeting of the American Historical Association, and that she taught a pioneering history course on the status of women. See: Michael R. Hill, The History and Foundations of Nebraska Sociology: Biographical and Conceptual Readings. 2007.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Sociology; History; English Literature


B.Sc., University of Nebraska, 1881
MA, University of Nebraska, 1890.


Scholar, Teacher

Places Worked

University of Nebraska
Lincoln High School (ca. 1898-1927)


Student of George Elliott Howard at the University of Nebraska.
Historical and Political Science Association of the University of Nebraska (elected as member, 1890s).


Slavery in the District of Columbia. 1891.

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Mary Adell Tremain

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