The Beechers

The Beechers

An American Family in the Nineteenth Century

Book - 1981
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, [1981]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©1981
ISBN: 9780060148591
0060148594
Characteristics: xvii, 653 pages, 13 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

f
floy
Sep 24, 2011

This is a large book, both in size and scope. I admit I tired near the end of the 601 pages but overall, it's worth reading. The Beechers were an extraordinary family in the 1800s. The sons and daughters of a famous Presbyterian minister, each child grew up to wrestle with theological and sociological issues. All of the sons became ministers and the daughters (who were forbidden to join the ministry) became educators, suffragists, and abolitionists. Together, the family ended up publishing 120 books and impacting the nation. One of the children was Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin". This family's story teaches a great deal about American history. Although some readers may tire of the discussion of theology, this reader (an atheist) found it rather fascinating to watch how the practice of Christianity changed during this time.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top