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The Triumph of Nationalism/The House Dividing
Topic: Culture of the Common ManTopic: Cult of DomesticityTopic: ReligionTopic: ExpansionTopic: America in 1850
Topic: Cult of Domesticity
Overview of Triumph of Nationalism
Resource Menu: Cult of Domesticity
Text 1. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Text 2. Caroline Gilman
Text 3. Catharine E. Beecher
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Text 4. Harriet Jacobs
Text 5. Fanny Fern
Text 6. Godey's Lady's Book
Text 7. Rev. Theodore Parker
Text 8. Elizabeth Cady Stanton


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3.  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"


Catharine Beecher
Link
http://www.iath.virginia.edu/utc/sentimnt/snescebhp.html

Note: From this page, select Ch. 1.


Online
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Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture
Site creator: Stephen Railton; Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities; Electronic Text Center and the University of Virginia


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Supplemental
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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






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