Julia Ward Howe

(1819 - 1910 / United States)

Julia Ward Howe
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As a writer, poet, reformer and lecturer, Howe worked throughout her life for justice. In 1861, she authored The Battle Hymn as an inspiration to Union soldiers fighting against slavery. Howe's work is now the national anthem for freedom.

Of even greater importance to her, she founded, with Lucy Stone and others, the New England Women's Club, which later became the American Woman Suffrage Association. Throughout the late 19th and early 20th century, Howe lectured and wrote on women's rights. She fought not only for the right to vote, but also struggled to liberate women from the confinement of the traditional "womanís place" in stifling marriages like her own, where none of her ... more »

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  • Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
    He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are
    stored;
    He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible...
    Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), U.S. feminist, writer. The Battle Hymn of the Republic (l. 1-3). . . Our Holidays in Poetry. Mildred P. Harrington an...
  • ''Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
    His truth is marching on.''
    Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), U.S. feminist, writer. The Battle Hymn of the Republic (l. 6-9). . . Our Holidays in Poetry. Mildred P. Harrington an...
  • ''In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
    With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;
    As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free;''
    Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), U.S. feminist, writer. The Battle Hymn of the Republic (l. 26-28). . . Our Holidays in Poetry. Mildred P. Harrington ...
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