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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Julia Ward Howe (1819–1910)

Howe, Mrs. Julia Ward. A famous American poet, essayist, biographer, writer of travels, and lecturer, daughter of Samuel Ward; born in New York, May 27, 1819; died on Oct. 17, 1910. A philanthropist, interested especially in woman suffrage, she was the wife of Dr. Samuel G. Howe, the philanthropist, and with him edited the antislavery journal the Boston Commonwealth. She is best known as the author of the ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’ (1861), written during a visit to the camps near Washington. Among her works, besides several volumes of verse, are: ‘The World’s Own’ (1857), a drama; ‘Life of Margaret Fuller’ (1883); ‘Trip to Cuba’ (1860); ‘Is Polite Society Polite? and Other Essays’; etc. She also wrote: ‘Later Lyrics’; ‘From the Oak to the Olive’; and ‘Sex and Education’; ‘Sketches of Representative Women of New England.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).