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The Beecher Sisters

White, Barbara A.

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ISBN 10: 0300099274 / ISBN 13: 9780300099270
Published by Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2003
Condition: As New Hardcover
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399pp. Beige boards with light gray spine and brilliant copper lettering; light gray endpapers. Mottled red front cover not price-clipped (no price) with title lettering in white over red across top front cover, aove three black and white photo-portraits of the sisters. No previous owner names. Book looks unread, as if just off Indie New store bookshelf. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006052

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Title: The Beecher Sisters

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven and London

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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The Beecher sisters - Catharine, Harriet and Isabella - were three of the most prominent women in 19th-century America. Daughters of the famous evangelist Lyman Beecher, they could not follow their father and seven brothers into the ministry. Nonetheless, they carved out pathbreaking careers for themselves. Catharine Beecher founded the Hartford Female Seminary and devoted her life to improving women's education. Harriet Beecher Stowe became world famous as the author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin". Isabella Beecher Hooker was an outspoken advocate for women's rights. This is a joint biography of the sisters, whose lives spanned the full course of the 19th century. The life of Isabella Beecher is examined in particular detail here. Drawing on little-used sources, Barbara White explores Isabella's political development and her interactions with her sisters and with prominent people of the time - from Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Mark Twain.

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"This monumental book significantly expands our knowledge and understanding of the social history of women, and it does so in an engaging manner that will appeal to both the scholar and the general reader."-Josephine Donovan, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin: Evil, Affliction and Redemptive Love

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