The position then I would aim to establish is, that the method taken by the Abolitionists is the one that, according to the laws of mind and past experience, is least likely to bring about the results they aim to accomplish. As Beecher aged, her advocacy found additional outlets in writing and lecturing. During the 1840s, Catharine worked to recruit teachers for schools on the western frontier and founded the Central Committee for Promoting National Education. Now that this method may, in conjunction with other causes, have an influence to bring slavery to an end, is not denied. Results are shared with departments and individuals for continuous opportunities to improve care. Upon her return, she took on the task of religious and moral instruction herself.
Beecher was active in fighting for women's education for the rest of her years. But even more important was the philosophy in which Beecher couched her advice. Beecher was born September 6, 1800, in the town of East Hampton on Long Island, New York. The last was never published, although printed and used as a college textbook. Her intellectual and practical mother educated her in reading, writing, spelling and furnished her with the accomplishments of the time such as painting and music.
If you would like to book online, please log in and visit the Appointments tab. Beecher's mother, also from a respected family, played a traditional role in the home and attempted to pass along her domestic skills to her children. She was the sister of , the 19th century abolitionist and writer most famous for her groundbreaking novel , and of clergymen and. The sisters worked together to write an 1869 sequel to the Treatise on Domestic Economy entitled The American Woman's Home. When Catherine was nine, the family moved to Litchfield, Connecticut. She considered women natural teachers, with teaching as an extension of their domestic role. Although Catharine was instrumental in founding many institutions, she never found a permanent place for herself within any of them.
Thus she elevated the importance of women's health and role to national importance. She approached who would found Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1836 and then her associate Zilpah Grant to join her as instructors at Hartford Female Seminary. Can anyone fill out a survey or post a comment about a physician or advanced practice provider? This is the record of experience as to the tendencies of Abolitionism, as thus far developed. The growing populations of the western areas of the country were creating an increased demand for teachers, and Beecher made it her mission to provide the education women needed to join the profession. Like her sister , she continued to ponder her heritage of Calvinism until she became an Episcopalian. She then devoted herself to the development of an extended plan for the physical, social, intellectual, and moral education of women, to be promoted through a national board. I will therefore proceed to present some of the reasons which may be brought against such a measure as the one you would urge.
She had a particularly close relationship with her sister , best-known as the author of the novel 's Cabin. Beecher founded in 1852, an organization focused on furthering educational opportunities for women. Thereafter they were served with more palatable food. Catharine Beecher died in Elmira, New York, in 1878. Catherine Beecher was born on September 6, 1800 in the small town of East Hampton, Long Island to the eminent pastor Lyman Beecher. She agreed that slavery was a moral evil, but argued that abolitionist attacks would only inflame the South, make the condition of the slaves worse and more restricted, and destroy the possibility of ending slavery through persuasion and compromise.
Late Life In 1837, Beecher retired from administrative work. In the 1840s Beecher became the promoter and publicist of an organization ostensibly headed by her brother-in-law Calvin Stowe that proposed to raise funds to send young women as missionary teachers to the West. Eventually this Central Committee for Promoting National Education, which was moved to by its general agent William Slade and renamed The National Board of Popular Education, sent out as many as 450 female teachers. Beecher was appalled that in states like Ohio, perhaps one third of children did not have access to schools. The Milwaukee Female College changed names several times. Historic Roots Catharine 1800-1878 was born in East Hampton, New York, the first child of Lyman and Roxanna Foote Beecher.
She also organized the Western Female Institute in Cincinnati 1832-1837 and the Ladies' Society for Promoting Education in the West, and helped to establish three female colleges in Burlington, Iowa, in Quincy, Illinois, and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1847 she co-founded the Board of National Popular Education with , a former Congressman and governor of Vermont. She had a school when she was very young, she developed this passion about sending women to civilize young children in what was then the west. The Milwaukee Female College changed names several times. Further Reading See also Barker-Benfield, Graham J. She also wrote textbooks used in her school and in those that emulated it. Beecher thrived at the school, but was forced to leave at the age of 16 after the death of her mother.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988. In 1844, she founded the Central Committee for Promoting National Education, which was renamed by her successor as the National Board of Popular Education. As might be expected, Beecher was an avid opponent of woman's suffrage, attempting instead to expand the woman's base of domestic power. Catharine Beecher American author and educator Catharine Beecher 1800-1878 was responsible for creating a new social attitude that placed greater value on women's work in the home and their role as educators and moral guides for the young. On this point you would find a large majority opposed to your views. Lyon and Grant both declined. She was able to push her agenda for equal education for girls and women by emphasizing that women needed a strong educational background in order to train all children for their proper roles in society.
Catherine Beecher died at age 77 on May 12, 1878, while living with her brother Thomas in Elmira, New York; she is buried there. Education Beecher was educated at home until she was ten years old, when she was sent to a private school in , where she was taught the limited curriculum available to young women. She also was an active proponent for the creation of schools for women, arguing that for their special role as instructors of children, women required a thorough education. An Essay on the Education of Female Teachers 1835. Instead, she turned her energies to what would become her life's main passion, the education of women.