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The life and poetry of John Beecher (1904-1980)

Foster Dickson

The life and poetry of John Beecher (1904-1980)

advocate of poetry as spoken art

by Foster Dickson

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Beecher, John, -- 1904-1980,
  • Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-130) and index.

    StatementFoster Dickson ; with a foreword by Fred Whitehead.
    GenreBiography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3503.E233 Z65 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 134 p. ;
    Number of Pages134
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23994032M
    ISBN 100773446540
    ISBN 109780773446540
    LC Control Number2009026168


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Dickson. This work is a two-part overview to this writer, poet, journalist, activist, and sociologist. The introduction covers some background on how scholars and academics have neglected Beecher, for a variety of possible reasons.

Part one consists of a biography that centers on Beecher’s working life, only briefly discussing his four marriages and only mentioning that he had four : John Beecher was born in New York, the great-great-nephew of Abolitionists Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Ward Beecher; it was a heritage his life would honor.

He grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, where his father was a U.S. Steel executive, but Beecher entered the industry at the bottom.

Get this from a library. The life and poetry of John Beecher (): advocate of poetry as spoken art. [Foster Dickson]. John Beecher (Janu – ) was an activist poet, writer, and journalist who wrote about the Southern United States during the Great Depression and the American Civil Rights r was active in the American labor and civil rights movements.

During the McCarthy era, Beecher lost his teaching job for refusing to sign a state loyalty oath. John Beecher and Friends Born on Januto Leonard and Isabel Beecher in New York City and raised in Birmingham, John Henry Newman Beecher was a great, great, great nephew of abolitionists Henry Ward Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the antislavery book, Uncle Tom's his father's transfer to Alabama inBeecher went through Birmingham public schools at an.

John Beecher taught that poetry can literally save your life. It was certainly true in his own case. These poems were written by a man who, given the choice of signing a loyalty oath or being true to himself, knew what to do. Steven Ford Brown, who knows Beecher's work better than anyone else, is the perfect editor for this volume.5/5(5).

Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (/ s t oʊ /; J – July 1, ) was an American abolitionist and author. She came from the Beecher family, a famous religious family, and is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (), which depicts the harsh conditions for enslaved African Americans.

The book reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States Born: Harriet Elisabeth Beecher, J. In Here I Stand: The Life and Legacy of John Beecher, Angela J. Smith examines Beecher’s writing and activism and places them in the broader context of American culture at pivotal points in the twentieth century.

Employing his extensive letters, articles, unpublished poetry and prose, and audio interviews in addition to his numerous published Author: Angela J. Smith. Isabella was the first child of Lyman Beecher and his second wife, Harriet Porter Beecher.

Isabella began her education at Catharine Beecher’s Hartford Female Seminary and lived with her sister Mary Perkins. In she married John Hooker, a descendant of Thomas Hooker, the founder of Hartford. John Hooker was a lawyer and an abolitionist. In Here I Stand: The Life and Legacy of John Beecher, Angela J.

Smith examines Beecher’s writing and activism and places them in the broader context of American culture at pivotal points in the twentieth century. Employing his extensive letters, articles, unpublished poetry and prose, and audio interviews in addition to his numerous published Author: Angela J.

Smith. A second volume of Beecher's poetry followed from Twice A Year Press in This was a long narrative poem entitled Here I Stand. Beecher's first professional writing job came in October,when he became an The life and poetry of John Beecher book editor and editorial writer for the Birmingham Age-Herald and News.

John Beecher () never had the public prominence of his famous ancestors, but as a poet, professor, sociologist, New Deal administrator, journalist, and civil rights activist, he spent his life fighting for the voiceless and oppressed with a distinct moral sensibility that reflected his self-identification as the twentieth-century torchbearer for his famous family.

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mother, Isabel Garghill Beecher was a dramatic reader, actress and teacher of oratory. From the age of 3, Beecher grew up in the Birmingham District and attended.

John Henry Newman Beecher (22 January, - 11 May, ) was an American poet, journalist, and academic. Beecher wrote about the Southern United States during the Great Depression and the American Civil Rights Movement.

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Henry Ward Beecher (J March 8, ) was a prominent, theologically liberal American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker in the mid to late 19th Century/5(3). In Here I Stand: The Life and Legacy of John Beecher, Angela J. Smith examines Beecher’s writing and activism and places them in the broader context of American culture at pivotal points in the twentieth century.

Employing his extensive letters, articles, unpublished poetry and prose, and audio interviews in addition to his numerous published. There have been at least four Master’s theses or doctoral dissertations on Beecher, only one later published as a book- The Life and Poetry of John Beecher, Advocate of Poetry as Spoken Art– written by Foster Dickson, published in by Edwin Mellen Press.

Immediate family Lyman Beecher (). Presbyterian minister, American Temperance Society co-founder and leader. Beecher was born in New Haven, Connecticut, to David Beecher, a blacksmith, and Esther Hawley mother died shortly after his birth, and he was committed to the care of his uncle Lot Benton, as W.

Bray, and at the age of eighteen entered Yale, graduating in Current region: Massachusetts, Connecticut. Conduct of life -- Poetry. See also what's at your library, or elsewhere.

Broader terms: Conduct of life; Ethics -- Poetry; Poetry; Narrower terms: Conduct of life -- Poetry -- Ea. It published many radical poets including John Beecher and Thomas McGrath, both of whom lost their teaching positions during HUAC hearings.

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The formative anti-slavery novel published inUncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly had a profound impact on Americans' public opinion and is widely credited with fueling the abolitionist movement.

Its publication materially contributed to the tensions leading up to the American Civil War. Foster Dickson is disappointed that Beecher’s work, especially his poems, has been essentially forgotten.

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It seems but fitting, that I should preface this story of my life with a few notes of instruction. The desire to leave behind me some recollections of my life, has been cherished by me, for many years. Despite a high-profile public life of some fifty years as a writer and civil rights activist, few have written about Beecher and few know of his primary vehicle of literary expression: poetry.1In part, this neglect stems from scholars who have viewed the Beecher family as a.

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Either the principle of "equal justice under law" applies to even* part of the Union, or it will soon apply to none. —-John Beecher, "Their Blood Cries Out" (). Mainly outgoing letters from Beecher to various editors at Macmillan Publishing Co., Also includes clippings, book notices, photographs of Beecher, publicity brochures and announcements for poetry readings, and poetry broadsides.

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