With A Fiery Gospel, Richard Gamble, our foremost historian of America's civil religion, has gifted us with a provocative, sensitive, and deeply thoughtful book on Julia Ward Howe
's poetical expression of "romantic nationalism" and "philosophical idealism," and the conceit that we are a nation ordained by God to wage war against that which displeases Him--as divined by the occupant of the White House.
Throughout, they spotlight wonder women such as suffragists Julia Ward Howe
and Lucy Stone, African-American activist Mary McLeod Bethune and modern-day role models Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.
After this, in America the idea of an official celebration for all mothers came in 1872 from Julia Ward Howe
, an activist, writer and poet.
1907 - Julia Ward Howe
is first woman elected to National Institute of Arts and Letters
Anthony and Alice Paul, suffragists Julia Ward Howe
, Belva Lockwood, and Frances Willard were DAR members.
Most people know Julia Ward Howe
(1819-1910) as the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," one of America's most enduring poems, says Elaine Showalter, emeritus professor at Princeton and feminist scholar
Julia Ward Howe
, a Massachusetts anti-war and anti-slavery activist and suffragist, had heard of Ann's work.
My analysis looks to the larger situation, the life and times as well as the previous works of Catharine Sedgwick, Margaret Fuller, Grace Greenwood, Fanny Fern, and Julia Ward Howe
, all of whom were identified to some degree as "Yankee Corinnes." I argue that Corinne provides the contextual apparatus within which Hawthorne understood these representative women writers, and that his private writings show his own deep entanglement with the figure of Corinne.
Dix on April 15th, several testimonies before the military commission of May 13th, Sarah Morgan's diary entry for April 19th, Ralph Waldo Emerson's remarks at the services held in Concord on April 19th, Queen Victoria's April 29th letter to Mary Lincoln, Benjamin Disraeli's remarks in the House of Commons, comments by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Frederick Douglass' June 1st address at Cooper Union in New York City, poems by Julia Ward Howe
and James Russell Lowell, a November 15th letter by Mary Lincoln, and poems by Walt Whitman and Herman Melville.
Reynolds does not mention Julia Ward Howe
, bur the same illumination of detail emerges once her work is placed in the setting of mid-nineteenth-century European history.
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.
Hereunder are the song's lyrics by Julia Ward Howe