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The Hartford Female Seminary: 1824–1827

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

It is fitting that Harriet Beecher made her entrance into Hartford at the same time as Lafayette, for she was embarking on a republican experiment in women's education. Catharine Beecher's Hartford ... More


The Decline and Fall of the Edwardsian Culture: Taylorites, Tylerites, and the Disintegration of New England Calvinism

Douglas A. Sweeney

in Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195154283
eISBN:
9780199834709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154282.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Threatened by Unitarianism and Finneyite progressives, the Edwardsians of the 1820s banded together to fight off the encroachment of theological liberalism and “new measures” revivalism. By 1828, ... More


A Republic of Women: 1829–1832

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The educational priorities of Catharine Beecher's Hartford Female Seminary were the building of character, the cultivation of the intellect, and the proper preparation of young ... More


Year of Decision: 1827–1828

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The emotional turmoil Harriet Beecher experienced in 1827 was felt by many young women of her time when they embarked upon the world freighted with a well-stocked mind, a sense of social duty, and no ... More


Parlor Literature: 1833–1834

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Parlor literature, like parlor music, was a centuries-old institution. Typical activities included singing, playing the piano, and readings of specially ... More


In the Tide-Mud of the Real: 1844–1845

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A two-part series written by Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote for the New-York Evangelist, the following winter at Catharine Beecher's urging, demonstrates the extent to which she had taken up the Beecher ... More


The West: 1832–1833

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Henry Ward Beecher was a student at Amherst College when he received the news from Harriet Beecher that Catharine Beecher and their father, Lyman Beecher, had gone out to Cincinnati to assess the ... More


Ideological Origins of the Women’s College: Catharine Beecher, Mary Lyon, and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary

Andrea L. Turpin

in A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704789
eISBN:
9781501706325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704789.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the contributions of Catharine Beecher and Mary Lyon. The two founded the Holyoke Female Seminary in Massachusetts. Beecher and Lyon developed more articulated educational ... More


Courtship and Marriage: 1834–1836

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Harriet Beecher's eight years in a female seminary shaped by Catharine Beecher's philosophy of independence and usefulness had not particularly fitted her for the marriage market, nor was the ... More


Crossing the River: 1849–1850

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Memories of Charley Stowe's death may have been intensified by the presence of her wet nurse. “Irish Catharine” gets little mention in Harriet Beecher Stowe's letters and is sent away as soon as her ... More


Losses, 1878–1887

Barbara A. White

in The Beecher Sisters

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099270
eISBN:
9780300127638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099270.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter deals with the death and contributions of the Beecher sisters. In May 1878, Catharine suddenly had a stroke and died. There was no prelude of illness or weakness. Catharine was ... More


Water Cure and Civil War, 1860–1865

Barbara A. White

in The Beecher Sisters

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099270
eISBN:
9780300127638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099270.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the experiences of the Beecher sisters with water cure and civil war. By 1860, water cure, or hydropathy, was nothing short of a craze. Water cure establishments predominated ... More


Clockwork Nation

Thomas M. Allen

in A Republic in Time: Temporality and Social Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831793
eISBN:
9781469603827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868171_allen.7
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shifts the focus toward literary narratives, demonstrating how writers such as Sarah Hale, Catharine Beecher, and Henry Thoreau employed the idea of clock time to imagine different forms ... More


Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness

Suellen Hoy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111286
eISBN:
9780199854011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111286.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Americans in the early 19th century were, as one foreign traveler bluntly put it, “filthy, bordering on the beastly.” Yet gradually this changed, and today Americans are known for their obsession ... More


The Emergence of the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Ideal

Amy G. Richter

in At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814769133
eISBN:
9780814769157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769133.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 1 explores the relationship between home and a new middle-class moral order emerging in the early decades of the nineteenth century. As men’s labor increasingly moved outside the home, ... More


A School for Wives: Home Economics and the Modern Housewife

Helen Zoe Veit

in Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607702
eISBN:
9781469612751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607702.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how domestic servitude had been the practical basis upon which elite U.S. womanhood was defined. There had been efforts throughout the nineteenth century to ennoble housekeeping ... More


Women’s Lot: JANE ROLAND MARTIN (1985), Reclaiming a Conversation: The Ideal of the Educated Woman

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the book Reclaiming a Conversation: The Ideal of the Educated Woman (1985), by Jane Roland Martin. The book raises some perennial questions about the education of women. If women ... More


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