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Marriage and Motherhood, 1837–1852

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/9780300099270.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the marriages and motherhood of the Beecher sisters. Isabella Beecher was granted the additional year of education at the Hartford Female Seminary she asked her father for, the ... More


Spiritualism, 1875–1878

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/9780300099270.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the spiritualism of the Beecher sisters. Isabella was strong enough to stand up for her own beliefs and face Henry's probable guilt. This religion, Spiritualism, was not ... 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


The Board of Lady Managers, 1888–1893

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/9780300099270.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the management of women's conferences by the Beecher sisters. Isabella's speech at women's conferences summarizes the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) position of the ... More


The Gilded Age, 1865–1868

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/9780300099270.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter elaborates on the economies of the Beecher sisters. Isabella mentioned their debts in her journal and gradually reduced her wardrobe. She sought financial advice from the wealthy Jervis ... More


Suffrage Arguments, 1868–1870

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/9780300099270.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents the views of the Beecher sisters on female suffrage. In the spring of 1868, Isabella wrote an article, which she titled, A Mother's Letters to a Daughter on Woman Suffrage. The ... More


Free Love and “Mrs. Satan,” 1871–1872

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/9780300099270.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the Beecher sisters and their influence on National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) conventions. Isabella had suspected the situation that led most directly to the NWSA's ... 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


Crazy Love: Emotional Insanity in the Gilded Age

Nathan Wolff

in Not Quite Hope and Other Political Emotions in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198831693
eISBN:
9780191869556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831693.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter argues that Harriet Beecher Stowe’s My Wife and I (1871) and Mark Twain’s The Gilded Age (1873) dramatize the difficulty, but also necessity, of theorizing desire and love as ... More


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