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The Beecher sisters, Barbara A. White

Label
The Beecher sisters
Title
The Beecher sisters
Statement of responsibility
Barbara A. White
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Beecher sisters - Catharine, Harriet, and Isabella - where three of the most prominent women in nineteenth-century America. Daughters of the famous evangelist Lyman Beecher, they could not follow their father and seven brothers into the ministry. Nonetheless, they carved out pathbreaking careers. Catharine Beecher founded the Hartford Female Seminary and devoted her life to improving women's education. Harriet Beecher Stowe became world famous as the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Isabella Beecher Hooker was an outspoken advocate for women's rights."
  • "This book is a joint biography of the sisters, whose lives spanned the full course of the nineteenth century, from the birth of Catharine in 1800 to the death of Isabella in 1907. The book chronicles their careers, their responses to and roles in shaping the major issues of their age, and their relationships with one another - including the jealousies that arose in the wake of the phenomenal success of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The life of Isabella Beecher - who has never been the subject of a biography - is examined in particular detail here. Drawing on little used sources, White explores Isabella's political development and her interactions with her sisters and with prominent people of the time - from Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Mark Twain."
  • "This book offers a vivid reexamination of these three extraordinary lives and the tumultuous century that they played a significant role in shaping."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Barbara A.
Dewey number
  • 920.72/0973
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CT274.B43
LC item number
W48 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Feminists
  • Authors, American
  • Sisters
  • Beecher, Catharine Esther
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Hooker, Isabella Beecher
  • Perkins, Mary Beecher
  • Beecher family
  • United States
Label
The Beecher sisters, Barbara A. White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-378) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Calvinist childhoods, 1800-18370 -- Marriage and motherhood, 1837-1852 -- In the wake of Uncle Tom's Cabin -- Water cure and Civil War, 1860-1865 -- The gilded age, 1865-1868 -- Suffrage arguments, 1868-1869 -- "Foes in your own household," 1870-1871 -- Free love and "Mrs. Satan," 1871-1872 -- The Beecher-Tilton scandal, 1872-1875 -- Spiritualism, 1875-1878 -- Losses, 1878-1887 -- The board of lady managers, 1888-1893
Control code
52312611
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 399 pages
Isbn
9780300099270
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003010630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Beecher sisters, Barbara A. White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-378) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Calvinist childhoods, 1800-18370 -- Marriage and motherhood, 1837-1852 -- In the wake of Uncle Tom's Cabin -- Water cure and Civil War, 1860-1865 -- The gilded age, 1865-1868 -- Suffrage arguments, 1868-1869 -- "Foes in your own household," 1870-1871 -- Free love and "Mrs. Satan," 1871-1872 -- The Beecher-Tilton scandal, 1872-1875 -- Spiritualism, 1875-1878 -- Losses, 1878-1887 -- The board of lady managers, 1888-1893
Control code
52312611
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 399 pages
Isbn
9780300099270
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003010630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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