Dates: May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910
Julia Ward Howe is today best known as the writer of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. She was married to Samuel Gridley Howe, educator of the blind, who was also active in abolitionism and other reforms.
Julia Ward Howe published poetry, plays and travel books, as well as many articles. A Unitarian, she was part of the larger circle of Transcendentalists, though not a core member.
She became active in the women's rights movement later in life, playing a prominent role in several suffrage organizations and in women's clubs.
About Julia Ward Howe
Julia Ward Howe: Beyond the Battle Hymn of the Republic (7 parts - includes more portraits):
- 1. Julia Ward and Samuel Gridley Howe
- 2. Abolition and the Civil War
- 3. Writing the Battle Hymn of the Republic
- 4. Mother's Day and Peace
- 5. Woman Suffrage
- 6. Later Life
- 7. Reflections on Women's History
More About Julia Ward Howe:
- Julia Ward Howe: More Resources
- Julia Ward Howe Quotations
- Harriet Townsend on Julia Ward Howe
- Battle Hymn of the Republic, by Julia Ward Howe
- Mother's Day Proclamation, by Julia Ward Howe
- "What Is Religion?" 1893, Julia Ward Howe
- Transcendentalist Women (2)
- What is Transcendentalism?
- About Women's Suffrage
- Hungry Heart: The Literary Emergence of Julia Ward Howe: Gary Williams. Hardcover, 1999.
- Private Woman, Public Person: An Account of the Life of Julia Ward Howe from 1819-1868: Mary H. Grant. 1994.
- Julia Ward Howe, 1819 to 1910: Laura E. Richards and Maud Howe Elliott. Reprint.
- Julia Ward Howe and the Woman Suffrage Movement: Florence H. Hull. Hardcover, Reprint.
- Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Biography of Julia Ward Howe: Deborah Clifford. Hardcover, 1979.
- Secret Six: The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown: Edward J. Renehan, jr. Trade Paperback, 1997.
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