Few know that the passion driving the poem was fueled not just by Julia's sadness at the Civil War; but also by her unhappiness at her lot in life as a woman who, although she wanted to be acclaimed for her poetry, believed she was denied the chance because of her gender That's the territory of Showalter's engagingly written biography, The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe
, newly published in" paperback.
When Julia Ward Howe
began jotting down "Mine eyes have seen the glory .
Julia Ward Howe
, who as an activist, writer and poet was the first to suggest the idea of an official celebration of the Mother's Day.
Instead, she focuses her protests on Julian's inclusion of Hawthorne's statements about the poet Julia Ward Howe
, from a February 17, 1854 letter:
A strong opening essay on 'war as genre' prefaces a highly imaginative choice of texts, stretching from A Level Literature staples to the 1870 pacifist proclamation of American proto-feminist Julia Ward Howe
, via adept selections from the likes of Mark Twain and Australian playwright Alan Seymour.
Although, the origins of Mother's Day are attributed to different people but many believe that two women, Julia Ward Howe
and Anna Jarvis were important in establishing the tradition of Mother's Day in the United States.
Olson, a mother of four, is quick to point out that Julia Ward Howe
is the mother of Mother's Day.
The 19th-century poet and feminist Julia Ward Howe
, best known for penning the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," began crusading for a Mother's Day for Peace in the wake of the horrific devastation of the Civil and Franco-Prussian Wars.
In this short and legible book, the author seeks to understand these radical reformers on their own terms by focusing on two central figures: the lesser-known physician Henry Ingersol Bowditch and the writer and activist Julia Ward Howe
Excerpt from an untitled, undated poem by Julia Ward Howe
For example, Miller reminds us of writers who often get short shrift in surveys of the period, notably Richard Penn Smith, Epes Sargent, and Julia Ward Howe
, and pays attention to the oddity of romantic dramas about Spaniards and Italians as popular vehicles for actors in America.
Chapter five surveys elegies written by and about blacks (and some Indians) from the late eighteenth century to the Civil War period, exploring the elegies written by Phillis Wheatley, George White, Julia Ward Howe
, Frances Harper, and others.
Washington, Wade Hampton, Julia Ward Howe
, Buffalo Bill, Carl Schurz, Jane Addams, and Geronimo.
Each of the eighteen chapters highlights the movement's better- and lesser-known women, including Lucy Stone, Julia Ward Howe
, Maud Younger, Harrier "Hattie" Purvis, Jr.
In fact, the original proclamation by Julia Ward Howe
contained a strong message for peace: