An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism, with References to the Duty of Females

Title

An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism, with References to the Duty of Females

Subject

Slavery -- United States -- Controversial literature.
Abolitionists.
Slavery.

Description

First edition stamped “Miss Beecher on the Slave Question.” Catharine Beecher was an educational reformer, and the elder sister of novelist and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe and half-sister of suffragist Isabella Beecher Hooker. She broke with both her siblings in her response to slavery and women's rights.
This book was her first statement on the subject. In it she urged southern women to publicly commit themselves to ending slavery and advocated women staying "in their appropriate sphere" of home and hearth.

Creator

Beecher, Catharine (1800-1878)

Source

Title page

Publisher

Philadelphia: Henry Perkins. Boston: Perkins & Marvin

Date

1837

Files

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Citation

Beecher, Catharine (1800-1878), “An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism, with References to the Duty of Females,” DeGolyer Library Exhibits, accessed June 25, 2022, https://degolyer.omeka.net/items/show/17.