The Beecher sisters - Catharine, Harriet and Isabella - have been 3 of the main famous ladies in 19th-century the US. Daughters of the well-known evangelist Lyman Beecher, they can now not stick with their father and 7 brothers into the ministry. still, they carved out pathbreaking careers for themselves. Catharine Beecher based the Hartford lady Seminary and committed her lifestyles to bettering women's schooling. Harriet Beecher Stowe turned global well-known because the writer of "Uncle Tom's Cabin". Isabella Beecher Hooker used to be an outspoken suggest for women's rights. this can be a joint biography of the sisters, whose lives spanned the entire process the nineteenth century. The lifetime of Isabella Beecher is tested specifically aspect right here. Drawing on little-used resources, Barbara White explores Isabella's political improvement and her interactions along with her sisters and with widespread humans of the time - from Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Mark Twain.

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