The Limits of Sisterhood: The Beecher Sisters on Women's Rights and Woman's Sphere

Synopsis

In a century almost continually at odds with the proper place of females, Catherine Esther Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Isabella Beecher Hooker shared a commitment to women's power. Although they did not always agree on the nature of that power, each in her own way Catherine as educator and author of advice literature; Harriet as author of novels, tales, and sketches; and Isabella as a women's rights advocate devoted much of her adult life to elevating women's status and expanding women's influence.