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

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

Label
The civil wars of Julia Ward Howe : a biography
Title
The civil wars of Julia Ward Howe
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Showalter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Julia Ward (1819–1910) was an heiress who married a handsome accomplished doctor named Samuel Howe who made great strides working with the blind and deaf. However he wasted her inheritance, mistreated and belittled her, and tried to stifle her intellect and freedom. Julia persisted and through six children and a troubled private life she wrote poetry and a mildly shocking sexual novel that was published to good reviews. She was acquainted with Nathaniel Hawthorne and Walt Whitman and other writers and wrote the words to probably the most famous anthem in the country’s history—the Civil War hymn. The war was an important time in the Howes’ lives, both of whom were abolitionists. The Civil War challenged nineteenth-century ideas of separate spheres for men and women. This transformation was an invitation for Julia to rebel against her turbulent marriage. At home, she fought a second Civil War, finding ways to combine home life with literary creativity and a political career. After her husband died, Julia lived another forty years (to the age of ninety-one). Julia Ward Howe was a dynamic, tireless, and successful activist for women’s rights, pacifism, and social reform. Author Elaine Showalter tells Ward Howe’s story as an influential public female and brings to life the fascinating times in which she lived and the struggles she overcame
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 818/.409
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PS2018
  • PS2018
LC item number
  • .S55 2016
  • .S55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The civil wars of Julia Ward Howe : a biography, Elaine Showalter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
sky275350085
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451645903
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015027331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, cm
Label
The civil wars of Julia Ward Howe : a biography, Elaine Showalter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
sky275350085
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451645903
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015027331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, cm

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