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Catharine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date July 1, 1976
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393008128
ISBN-10 0393008126
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $21.95
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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.” ―Journal of American History

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 Treatise on Domestic Economy. 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. Catherine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity 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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Hardcover
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With Puyo (other contributor), Nagaru Tanigawa | from Yale Univ Pr (June 1, 1973)
9780300015805 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $40.00
This edition also contains The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan 4, The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan 4
About: “A thoughtful, ingenious, speculative book, a pleasure to read and to reread.
Paperback
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from W W Norton & Co Inc (July 1, 1976)
9780393008128 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $21.95
About: “A thoughtful, ingenious, speculative book, a pleasure to read and to reread.

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