Much of the research for these articles was done at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Library in Hartford, a major repository of personal letters, diaries, journals and manuscripts of the Beecher family, as well as life in 19th-century Hartford, including periodicals, books and other publications.
The following books also were consulted:
"Catharine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity" by Kathryn Kish Sklar
"Crusaders in Crinoline:The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe" by Forrest Wilson
"American Women's Home" by Catharine Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
"The Limits of Sisterhood: The Beecher Sisters on Women's Rights and Woman's Sphere" by Jeanne Boydston, Mary Kelley and Anne Margolis
"Connecticut Observed: Three Centuries of Visitors' Impressions, 1676 - 1940," edited by Richard Buel Jr. and J. Bard McNulty.
"Harriet Beecher Stowe: The Known and the Unknown" by Edward Wagenknecht.
"Pioneer Women Teachers of Connecticut 1767-1970," edited by Helen M. Sheldrick
"The Minister's Wooing" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
"Portraits of a Nineteenth Century Family," edited by Earl A. French and Diana Royce.
"The Oxford Harriet Beecher Stowe Reader," edited by Joan Hedrick
"The Beechers: An American Family in the Nineteenth Century" by Milton Rugoff
"Harriet Beecher Stowe and The Beecher Preachers" by Jean Fritz
"Harriet Beecher Stowe" by Charles Edward Stowe and Lyman Beecher Stowe
"Nook Farm: Mark Twain's Hartford Circle" by Kenneth R. Andrews
"Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America" by Ann Braude
"The American Victorian Woman: The Myth and the Reality" by Mabel Collins Donnelly
"The Feminization of the American Culture" by Ann Douglas.
"The Yellow Wallpaper: And Other Stories" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull" by Barbara Goldsmith
"Some Reminiscences of a Long Life" by John Hooker.
"No Constitutional Right To Be Ladies: Women and the Obligations of Citizenship" by Linda K. Kerber
"Saints, Sinners, and Beechers" by Lyman Beecher Stowe
"The Woman Who Ran for President: The Many Lives of Victoria Woodhull" by Lois Beachy Underhill
"Reverend Beecher and Mrs. Tilton: Sex and Class in Victorian America" by Altina L. Waller
"Nook Farm" by Joseph S. Van Why
Various newspaper and magazine accounts written during the 19th century