Henry Ward Beecher American National Biography Scholarship As his fame as a dramatic preacher spread, Beecher in the s also gained a reputation as an abolitionist. An early critic of the expansion of slavery into the western territories, he protested the passage of the Fugitive Slave Lawsupported his sister Harriet Beecher Stowe in her publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin inand became an early campaigner for the Republican party.
Henry Ward Beecher Save Henry Ward Beecher June 24, — March 8, was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery, his emphasis on God's love, and his adultery trial. Henry Ward Beecher was the son of Lyman Beechera Calvinist minister who became one of the best-known evangelists of his age.
Several of his brothers and sisters became well-known educators and activists, most notably Harriet Beecher Stowewho achieved worldwide fame with her abolitionist novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. He soon acquired fame on the lecture circuit for his novel oratorical style in which he employed humor, dialect, and slang.
Over the course of his ministry, he developed a theology emphasizing God's love above all else. He also grew interested in social reform, particularly the abolitionist movement. In the years leading up to the Civil Warhe raised money to purchase slaves from captivity and to send rifles—nicknamed " Beecher's Bibles "—to abolitionists fighting in Kansas and Nebraska.
He toured Europe during the Civil War speaking in support of the Union. After the war, Beecher supported social reform causes such as women's suffrage and temperance.
He also championed Charles Darwin 's theory of evolution, stating that it was not incompatible with Christian beliefs. InTilton filed adultery charges against him for the affair.
The subsequent trial resulted in a hung jury and was one of the most widely reported trials of the century. Beecher's long career in the public spotlight led biographer Debby Applegate to call her biography of him The Most Famous Man in America.
Beecherand activists Charles Beecher and Isabella Beecher Hookerand his father became known as "the father of more brains than any man in America". The Beecher household was "the strangest and most interesting combination of fun and seriousness".
They attended Amherst College together, where they signed a contract pledging lifelong friendship and brotherly love.
Fondolaik died of cholera after returning to Greece inand Beecher named his third son after him. Though Beecher hated slavery as early as his seminary days, his views were generally more moderate than those of abolitionists like William Lloyd Garrisonwho advocated the breakup of the Union if it would also mean the end of slavery.
A personal turning point for Beecher came in October when he learned of two escaped young female slaves who had been recaptured; their father had been offered the chance to ransom them from captivity, and appealed to Beecher to help raise funds. Beecher raised over two thousand dollars to secure the girls' freedom.
On June 1,he held another mock slave auction to purchase the freedom of a young woman named Sarah. The compromise banned slavery from California and slave-trading from Washington, D. Slavery and liberty were fundamentally incompatible, Beecher argued, making compromise impossible: The press subsequently nicknamed the weapons "Beecher's Bibles".
Beecher's speeches helped turn European popular sentiment against the rebel Confederate States of America and prevent its recognition by foreign powers.
He believed that captains of industry should be the leaders of society and supported Social Darwinist ideas. His remarks were so unpopular that cries of "Hang Beecher!
He argued that as other American peoples, such as the Irish, had seen a gradual increase in their social standing, a new people was required to do "what we call the menial work", and that the Chinese, "by reason of their training, by the habits of a thousand years, are adapted to do that work.
Beecher married Eunice Bullard in after a five-year engagement. Their marriage was not a happy one; as Applegate writes, "within a year of their wedding they embarked on the classic marital cycle of neglect and nagging", marked by Henry's prolonged absences from home.MINNEAPOLIS.
Some may call the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher notorious, but Pulitzer Prize-winning author Debby Applegate thinks he’s a human being who got caught up in the trap of being a minister.
Funeral services for Henry Ward Latshaw, 79, of 1/2 North Third street, who died at the Clearfield Hospital at p.m.
yesterday (March 27, ) of injuries received in an automobile accident last Wednesday near Luthersburg, will be held Wednesday, March 29, at 3 p.m. from the Leavy Funeral Home, Dr.
E. Roy Hauser, pastor of the St. John. Born in and died in Lorraine, New York Rev Henry Ward. Page 3 Biography Reverend Henry ward () Reverend Henry Ward was born in Golden Grove, St Ann. He received his early education at Clapham Elementary School, and then moved on to St. George`s Elementary in Guys Hill.
Liberal preacher, abolitionist, social reformer, and proponent for women's suffrage, HENRY WARD BEECHER (), brother of Uncle Tom novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe, was one of the most fiery personalities in American public life in the 19th century.
Rev Henry Ward served as a United Church Minister in Jamaica. Seeing the need for childcare for working mother's he established the first play center in that served children under six years old.