Catharine Beecher: Women's Rights And Education Reform

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Catharine Beecher [Women's Rights and Education Reform] Born into an era where the “cult of domesticity” was the way of the woman, Catharine Beecher from the start tempted those boundaries. Her father, Lyman Beecher, and many siblings such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and pastor Edward Beecher, who organized the first anti-slavery society in Illinois. She was educated at home, before being sent to a private school for young women, which taught limited subjects mostly on fine arts and languages. She took it upon herself to learn other subjects not taught in schools for young women and in 1824 opened a private school with her sister, Mary, known as the Hartford Female Seminary. In addition to training women to be

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