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The Beecher Sisters

Barbara A. White


This book is a joint biography of the famous Beecher sisters, who lived and worked in nineteenth-century America. Daughters of the well-known evangelist Lyman Beecher, the three sisters, who were not allowed to follow their father and seven brothers to college and into the ministry, all had successful careers at a time when few women entered the public sphere. Catharine Beecher, who became a pioneer educator, founded the Hartford Female Seminary in the 1820s, devoted her life to improving women's schooling, and wrote some thirty books on education, religion, and health. Harriet Beecher Stowe b ... More

Keywords: Beecher sister, Lyman Beecher, women's schooling, Hartford Female Seminary, religion, civil war, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Isabella Beecher, suffrage work, feminist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780300099270
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300099270.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara A. White, author