Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author White, Barbara A., 1942-

Title The Beecher sisters / Barbara A. White
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2003]
Online access available from:
JSTOR eBooks    View Resource Record  
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 399 pages)
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
Summary In this joint biography of the Beecher sisters, whose lives spanned the full course of the 19th century, the life of Isabella Beecher is examined in particular detail. It explores Isabella's political development and her interactions with her sisters and with prominent people of the time
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-378) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Beecher, Catharine Esther, 1800-1878.
Hooker, Isabella Beecher, 1822-1907.
Perkins, Mary Beecher, 1805-1900.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896.
Beecher family.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Feminists -- United States -- Biography.
Sisters -- United States -- Biography.
Women -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300127634 (electronic bk.)
9780300127638 (electronic bk.)