This article discusses Catherine Beecher's ideas about how women, as the Christian moral center and teachers, could reform American society. She put homemakers at a center of power, since she believed that they would be able to not only teach children to become true Christian citizens, but reform men as well.
Roberts, Erie M.
"Architecture of the Millennium: Catharine Beecher, Domestic Economy, and Social Reform,"
Constructing the Past:
1, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/constructing/vol7/iss1/5