Catharine Beecher by Kathryn Kish Sklar
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Catharine Beecher
By Kathryn Kish Sklar

Catharine Beecher

A Study in American Domesticity

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Catharine Beecher by Kathryn Kish Sklar

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Although she is often remembered only as the sister of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Ward Beecher, there was a time in Catharine Beecher's life when she was more widely known than any member of her eminent family. A pioneering teacher, a writer on moral and religious topics, and an avid publicist for women's education, her name became a household word in the 1840s because of the enormous success of her Treatise on Domestic Economy. This comprehensive guide to all aspects of domestic self-management was part of her effort to create a female domain from which cultural power could be exercised. In the recent reassessment of the historical experience of women, the middle decades of the last century have emerged as a critical period: the movement for women's rights was born, and the genteel cult of the lady and the encumbering customs of domesticity took hold. Present-day attitudes about the family and images of masculine and feminine roles are still strongly shaped by nineteenth-century ideas. Catherine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity examines that era through the life of one of its major protagonists. It offers new insights into the shifting contours of the nineteenth-century female experience and is a signal contribution to the intellectual and social history of the period.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393008128
ISBN-10: 0393008126
Format: Paperback
(188mm x 124mm x 22mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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