Chapter 4: American Transcendentalism

Julia Ward Howe

Paul P. Reuben
October 17, 2016

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Source: Boston Women's Heritage Trail 

Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), little known today except as author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," was famous in her lifetime as poet, essayist, lecturer, reformer and biographer. She worked to end slavery, helped to initiate the women's movement in many states, and organized for international peace&emdash;all at a time, she noted, "when to do so was a thankless office, involving public ridicule and private avoidance." - Dictionary of Unitarian & Universalist Biography

Primary Works

Passion-flowers. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1854. (Poetry)

Words for the Hour. Boston and NY: Ticknor and Fields, 1857. (Poetry)

The World's Own. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1857. (Play)

A Trip to Cuba. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. (Travel)

"The Battle Hymn" The Atlantic February, 1862 (E-Text)

Later Lyrics. Boston: J. E. Tilton & company, 1866.

From the Oak to the Olive: a plain record of a pleasant journey. Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1868. (Travel)

From Sunset Ridge; Poems old and new. Boston: Houghton Mufflin, 1898.

Masterpieces of American eloquence (Christian Herald selection) with introduction by Julia Ward Howe. NY:The Christian Herald, 1900. PS661 .M3

At Sunset. Boston and NY: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1910. (Poetry)

The Hermaphrodite. Ed. Gary Williams. Lincoln, NE: U of Nebraska P, 2004. 

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Barrett, Faith. To Fight Aloud Is Very Brave: American Poetry and the Civil War. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2012.

Bean, Judith. "Margaret Fuller and Julia Ward Howe: A Woman-to-Woman Influence." in Fleischmann, Fritz. ed. Margaret Fuller's Cultural Critique: Her Age and Legacy. NY: Peter Lang, 2000.

Clifford, Deborah Mine eyes have seen the glory: a biography of Julia Ward Howe. Boston: Little, Brown, 1979. PS2018 .C55

Grant, Mary H. Private woman, public person: an account of the life of Julia Ward Howe from 1819-1868. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Pub., 1994. PS2018 .G73

Howard, Lori. "Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910)." in Knight, Denise D. ed. Writers of the American Renaissance: An A-to-Z Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003.

Mott, Wesley T. ed. The American Renaissance in New England. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2001.

Richards, Laura E. and Maud H. Elliott. Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910. Boston and NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1925 [1915] PS2018 .R55

Showalter, Elaine. ed. The Vintage Book of American Women Writers. NY: Vintage, 2011.

Tharp, Louise H. Three saints and a sinner: Julia Ward Howe, Louisa, Annie, Sam Ward. Boston: Little, Brown, 1956. CS71 .W26

Williams, Gary. Hungry Heart: The Literary Emergence of Julia Ward Howe. Amherst, MA: U of Massachusetts P, 1999.

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Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 4: Julia Ward Howe." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. WWW URL: (provide page date or date of your login).

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