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Henry Ward Beecher

Religion (24-Jun-1813 — 8-Mar-1887)


Lyman Abbott. The Life of Henry Ward Beecher. Cambridge, MA: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1903. 457pp.

Lyman Abbott; S. B. Halliday (editors). Henry Ward Beecher: A Sketch of His Career: With Analyses of His Power as a Preacher, Lecturer, Orator, and Journalist, and Incidents and Reminscences of His Life. New York: Funk & Wagnalls. 1883. 604pp. Essays by 39 contributors, prepared for Beecher's 70th birthday.

Debby Applegate. The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher. New York: Doubleday. 2006. 544pp.

William C. Beecher; Samuel Scoville. A Biography of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. New York: Charles L. Webster & Co.. 1888.

Jane Shaffer Elsmere. Henry Ward Beecher: the Indiana Years, 1837-1847. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society. 1973. 317pp.

Paxton Hibben. Henry Ward Beecher: An American Portrait. New York: George H. Doran Company. 1927. 390pp.

Joseph Howard, Jr.. Life of Henry Ward Beecher: The Eminent Pulpit and Platform Orator. Philadelphia: Hubbard Brothers. 1887.

Thomas W. Knox. Life and Work of Henry Ward Beecher. Hartford, CT: Hartford Publishing Co.. 1887. 544pp.

William G. McLoughlin. The Meaning of Henry Ward Beecher: An Essay on the Shifting Values of Mid-Victorian America, 1840-1870. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1970. 275pp.

James B. Pond. A Summer in England with Henry Ward Beecher. New York: Fords, Howard & Hulbert. 1887. 298pp.

Halford Ross Ryan. Henry Ward Beecher: Peripatetic Preacher. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1990.

Robert Shaplen. Free Love and Heavenly Sinners: The Story of the Great Henry Ward Beecher Scandal. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1954.

N. A. Shenstone. Anecdotes of Henry Ward Beecher. Chicago, IL: R. R. Donnelley & Sons. 1887. 447pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.74)

  6. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.42)

  7. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.49)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.127)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.81)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.45)

  11. American Authors 1600-1900 (p.65)

  12. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.62)

  13. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.32)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.88)

  15. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.47)

  16. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.62)

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