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The Beechers : an American family in the nineteenth century

Author: Milton Rugoff
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Bring[s] the characters, convictions, and styles of the Beechers to the fore in a lively and richly detailed narrative ... Exhaustively researched ... as a study of the family itself The Beechers stands as the definitive biography. Mary Kelley, Journal of American History.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rugoff, Milton, 1913-
Beechers.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1981
(OCoLC)559109947
Named Person: Beecher family.; Beecher family.; Beecher (Familie)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milton Rugoff
ISBN: 0060148594 9780060148591
OCLC Number: 7177379
Description: xvii, 653 pages, [13] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The New England years: 1175-1832 --
Winning the West for Calvinism: 1832-1850 --
Returning East: 1850-1870 --
Sunset of a dynasty: 1870-1900. wcco. Lyman Beecher: belated Puritan --
A parsonage in Litchfield --
Catharine: the test of faith --
The Boston years --
Enter, a new generation --
Hattie: "She went owling about" --
Henry: "My nature was enthusiastic and outgushing" --
Cincinnati: rebellion at Lane --
Lyman Beecher: trials and tribulation --
Catharine: a dream for women and the West --
A father and four sons --
Harriet and Calvin Stowe: "As domestic as any pair of tame fowl" --
Harriet: "I have six children and cares endless" --
Henry: frontier interlude --
Children of a later time --
Lyman Beecher: death of a patriarch --
Catherine: the end of many beginnings --
Harriet: days of glory --
Harriet: "The little lady who made this big war" --
Henry: the great spellbinder --
Sons in a time of transition --
Isabella: in search of an identity --
Thomas: going his own way --
James: the odd one --
Henry Ward Beecher: trial by fire --
Henry Ward Beecher: changing gods --
Edward and Charles Beecher: echoes of another age --
Harriet Beecher Stowe: "And now I rest me, like a moored boat" --
Thomas K. Beecher: "I wait --
singing songs in the night" --
Isabella Beecher Hooker: an identity achieved --
Coda --
A note on letter writing in the nineteenth century. wcco.
Responsibility: Milton Rugoff.

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Bring[s] the characters, convictions, and styles of the Beechers to the fore in a lively and richly detailed narrative ... Exhaustively researched ... as a study of the family itself The Beechers stands as the definitive biography. Mary Kelley, Journal of American History.

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