The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe (Compact Disc)

A Biography

By Elaine Showalter, Hillary Huber (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781515905394

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/28/2017)
MP3 CD (4/5/2016)
Hardcover (3/8/2016)

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Julia Ward (1819-1910) was an heiress and aspiring poet when she married Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, an internationally acclaimed pioneer in the education of the blind. Together the Howes knew many of the key figures of their era, from Charles Dickens to John Brown. But Samuel also wasted Julia's inheritance, isolated and discouraged her, and opposed her literary ambitions. Julia persisted, and continued to publish poems and plays while raising six children. Authorship of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" made her celebrated and revered. But Julia was also continuing to fight a civil war at home; she became a pacifist, suffragist, and world traveler. She came into her own as a tireless campaigner for women's rights and social reform. Esteemed author Elaine Showalter tells the story of Howe's determined self-creation and brings to life the society she inhabited and the obstacles she overcame.