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The civil wars of Julia Ward Howe : a biography, Elaine Showalter

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The civil wars of Julia Ward Howe : a biography
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The civil wars of Julia Ward Howe
Title remainder
a biography
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Elaine Showalter
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eng
Summary
"Julia Howe (1819 -1910) was a beautiful, studious New York heiress and aspiring poet when she married Bostonian Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, a hero of the Greek war of independence against the Turks and an internationally acclaimed pioneer in the education of the blind. Their marriage united two exceptional people. Together the Howes knew many of the key figures of their era, from Charles Dickens and Florence Nightingale in England, to Margaret Fuller, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Horace Mann, Charles Sumner, and John Brown. But despite his philanthropic and abolitionist ideals, Dr. Howe did not support married women's work outside the home. He isolated Julia, opposed her literary ambitions, and wasted her inheritance. She defied him by continuing to publish poems and plays while raising their six children. She also secretly wrote a bold novel about a hermaphrodite, undiscovered until long after her death. And during the Civil War, she wrote the words to the most powerful and enduring anthem in the nation's history. Authorship of the 'Battle Hymn of the Republic' made her famous and revered. But she fought her own civil war at home, battling with her husband over her rights to equality, intellectual freedom, and a public voice. As soon as the war ended, she became a pacifist and suffragist leader. In the second half of her life, she came into her own as a tireless campaigner for women's rights and social reform. In this biography, Elaine Showalter tells the story of Howe's determined self-creation and vividly restores her to the pantheon of feminist intellectuals who changed the world."--Dust jacket
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Title
The civil wars of Julia Ward Howe
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Summary
Describes the life of the woman who wrote The Battle Hymn of the Republic, who worked tirelessly as an outspoken abolitionist and women's rights activist while she wrote and published poems and raised six children
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10473086
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 818/.409
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2018
LC item number
.S55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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Elaine Showalter
The civil wars of Julia Ward Howe : a biography, Elaine Showalter
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The civil wars of Julia Ward Howe : a biography, Elaine Showalter
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Includes bibliographical references (page 249-[278]) and index
Contents
The princess in the castle -- The knight-errant -- The hero and the belle -- Marriage and maternity -- Rome again, home again -- Passion-flowers -- The Secret Six -- The Civil War -- A new world -- The women's department -- The eleventh hour
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ocn913829621
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451645910
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2015027331
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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