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Geneva’s Crystalline Clarity: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Max Weber on Calvinism and the American Character

Peter J. Thuesen

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

In June 1853, Harriet Beecher Stowe, exhausted from a triumphant publicity tour in England for her antislavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, crossed the English Channel for a few weeks of leisure travel ... More


The Atlantic and the Ship of State: 1859–1864

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/9780195096392.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The serial Harriet Beecher Stowe gave, The Minister's Wooing, itself participated in the mythification of New England so central to the Atlantic Monthly's mission. However Stowe would live to see ... More


Valedictory: 1870–1896

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/9780195096392.003.0027
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Thomas Perkins's death was the first since George Beecher's premature one in 1843 to strike within Harriet Beecher Stowe's generation. Perkins's death shook her security. The family was beginning to ... More


Woman's Rights and Woman's Wrongs: 1869–1872

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/9780195096392.003.0026
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the same month in which Harriet Beecher Stowe read the Nation's review of Oldtown Folks, she began designing a public defense of a wronged woman, a woman whose very silence was now being used ... More


Antislavery Activist: 1853–1854

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/9780195096392.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Harriet Beecher Stowe woke up one morning to find herself being received by the Lord Mayor of London—and all the nobility of England. The literary success of Uncle Tom's Cabin made Harriet Beecher ... 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


Florida and Oldtown Folks: 1867–1869

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/9780195096392.003.0025
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Florida in 1867 was a frontier country. Harriet Beecher Stowe immediately set to work creating a home in the wilderness. Calvin Stowe told James Fields that Harriet had found “the Paradise described ... More


Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Joan D. Hedrick

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book travels the multi-layered world of 19th-century morals and mores in this absorbing story of a gifted and complex writer whose place in the canon is still contended. Harriet Beecher Stowe, ... More


Signs of the Times: 1843

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/9780195096392.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The widely publicized predictions of William Miller increased the millennial expectation. It was, to take the title of a millennialist newspaper, one of the Signs of the Times. Miller's preaching ... 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


Andover, Kansas, and Europe: 1854–1857

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/9780195096392.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Harriet Beecher Stowe had used the first check from Uncle Tom's Cabin to renovate an old stone structure in Andover for use as the Stowe family residence. The “Stone Cabin” stood ... More


Her Father's and Her Mother's God: 1857–1859

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/9780195096392.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Women turned to Harriet Beecher Stowe for relief from a particular kind of religious scruple that they would not have been able to express to their ministers. Stowe answered this mother's cry in a ... More


Domestic Labor: 1836–1839

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/9780195096392.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The complexities of Harriet Beecher Stowe's response to slavery and “the negro problem”—embroiled with racial prejudice for even ardent abolitionists—may be laid in part to these entangled domestic ... More


Cato's Daughter: 1851–1853

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/9780195096392.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As “Cato's daughter,” Harriet Beecher Stowe's reliance on male institutions of power to which she had always had some access kept her from affirming a more radical consciousness of her sex. Stowe ... More


Professional Writer: 1863–1867

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/9780195096392.003.0024
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1863 Calvin Stowe now sixty-one, retired from Andover and Harriet Beecher Stowe was fifty-two. For the next sixteen years she was the sole breadwinner, the ... More


 The Meaning of Slave Religion

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how the conversion of African slaves in the British North American colonies to Christianity became an object of analysis and how debates about the role that blacks would play in ... More


The Beecher Sisters

Barbara A. White

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099270
eISBN:
9780300127638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099270.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

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 ... More


Writing Against Slavery: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Judie Newman

in Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the strategies which Harriet Beecher Stowe mobilized from her religious background in order to further the abolitionist cause. In Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) revivalist and ... More


The Nursery and the Parlor: 1838–1841

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/9780195096392.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Unlike the male-dominated marriages of the 18th century, Calvin Stowe and Harriet Beecher Stowe's union was a “companionate marriage” —increasingly the middle-class norm. The marital concept of ... More


The Water Cure: 1846–1848

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/9780195096392.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Harriet Beecher Stowe's religious conversion of 1843 was paralleled in 1846 by a secular conversion to the water cure. Both were informed by the millennial hope of a perfect world, ... More


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