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Catharine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity (Norton Library)

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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 . 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. 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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"A thoughtful, ingenious, speculative book, a pleasure to read and to reread. No one interested in the history of women and the family, and in Victorian civilization as a whole, can afford to miss it." --

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393008128
Author:
Sklar, Kathryn Kish
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Beecher, Catharine Esther
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Norton Library (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
19760831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
8.07x5.03x.81 in. .84 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "A thoughtful, ingenious, speculative book, a pleasure to read and to reread. No one interested in the history of women and the family, and in Victorian civilization as a whole, can afford to miss it." --
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