Catharine Beecher and Harriet Beecher StoweEdit
(1800-1878) Catharine Beecher was an American educator particularly known for her efforts in education reform for women, particularly in the skills necessary for successful housewifery. Beecher opened and taught in a number of educational institutions dedicated to the proper religious, social and home-economic education of women. For Beecher, women were entrusted with the highest duty--the raise the children and keep the home safe. Beecher believed that if women were properly educated on this topic, their work would be take more seriously; indeed, she was concerned about how disregarded women's labor was.