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

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Index
Abolition and abolitionism, 5; L. Beecher and, 3, 115; attitude of Catharine toward, 116, 125-29, 228-29, 231, 336-37; religion and, 121; A. E. Grimké and, 125; E. Beecher and, 156; Isabella and, 156; and suffrage movement, split in, 187; attitude of Harriet toward, 336. See also Slavery
Abortion: Isabella on, 297
American Woman's Education Association, 250
American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA), 187, 295, 309, 327; rivalry with NWSA, 295
Anthony, Susan B., 3, 196, 198, 209, 260, 262, 291, 311; Isabella to, 187, 205-9; and NWSA, 187-88, 266, 279, 331; Isabella and, 211- 14, 292-94, 2.98, 305; and The Revolution, 278, 292-93, 304; Harriet to, 278-79; criticism of, 293
Anti-Catholicism: L. Beecher on, 114; Catharine on, 239, 247
Atlantic Monthly , 85; Harriet published in, 4, 259-61, 266; Higginson published in, 99
Bacon, Delia, 4, 230
Bacon, Leonard: Catharine to, on domesticity, 246-49, 251, 257
Bailey, Gamaliel, 47, 156; Harriet to, on slavery, 156-57
Baxter, Richard, Saints' Everlasting Rest, 57
Beecher, Catharine Esther ( 1800- 1878), 1, 3, 7, 81-82, 148-49, 154, 184, 299, 325-26; as educator, 2, 13; reform and, 4; Truth Stranger than Fiction ( 1850), 4, 230-31, 241-42, 294, 350; relationship with sisters, 8; influence of, 13, 232; career of, 13-14, 16, 18-19; C. Stowe on, 14; to E. Beecher, on father, 15-16; childhood, 15-16, 20, 27; relationship with father, 15-18, 20; education, 16, 25-27, 35; mother's death, 16-17, 28-30; on H. P. Beecher, 17; to E. Beecher, on Fisher's death, 17-18; fiance's death, 17-18, 31, 33-34, 36; religion and, 17-19, 31-34, 38, 248, 292; and Hartford Female Seminary, 18-19, 37-39, 41-42, 57-59, 114; Educational Reminiscences and Suggestions, 19, 26-27, 120, 225, 229; social philosophy of, 19- 20; Suggestions Regarding Improvements in Education, 19-20, 42-46, 115-16; birth, L. Beecher on, 24; to H. Foote, 25-26, 28-29; on her parents, 27-28; to H. P. Beecher, 29-31; to E. Beecher, 31-32; to L. Beecher, 32-38; L. Beecher to, 33; to E. Beecher, on William's conversion, 38; to E. Beecher, on revival, 39; to E. Beecher, on Hart-

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