Monday, March 4, 2013
Catharine Esther Beecher
On one of my research hunts, I ran across this article about Catharine Esther Beecher. It was fascinating. I hope you enjoy reading all about her.
Born in New York, Catharine Esther Beecher was an influential leader in the campaign for equal educational opportunities for women and a prolific writer on the position of women in society. Catharine was the oldest daughter in the famous Beecher family. Her father, Lyman Beecher, was a prominent Presbyterian minister who advocated social and moral reform through numerous public sermons. Her younger sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, wrote the famous abolitionist play Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) that intensified Northern anti-slavery sentiment. Her younger brother, Henry Ward Beecher, was an influential Presbyterian minister who campaigned against slavery and in favor of temperance reform and women's suffrage. Click here to read more.