||Catharine E. Beecher, A Treatise on Domestic Economy for the Use of Young Ladies at Home and at School, 1841,
Ch. 1, "Peculiar Responsibilities of American Women"
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|Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture
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|Introductory information on A Treatise on Domestic Economy
Overview of domestic manuals of the 19th century, from the same site
Biography of Catharine Beecher, with documents; from the Newman Library, Baruch College
Extended discussion of the "cult of domesticity,” from the College of Staten Island / CUNY