Julia Ward Howe and her famous poem “Battle Hymn of the Republic” is revolutionary, philosophical within her poem, and symbolic in nature. In particular, Howe has rich history that inspired her poems and writings. She was born into a wealthy and prosperous family in 1819 but sadly her mother, a published poet, died after giving birth to her seventh child leaving Howe and all the other children to her father, a successful Wall Street Banker (1). Clearly the death of her creative mother had the effect
They were about soldiers leaving home, life in camp, the suffering of being on the battlefield and celebrating victories. Soldiers sang as they marched. They sang to cheer themselves up. They also were known to serenade the other side. Sometimes battles were stopped so that troops could listen to the music. The northerners sang various types of songs-rallying songs, sentimental favorites, emancipation spirituals, campfire favorites, and patriotic songs. The union songs show us the way uni...
that immense numbers of their countrymen did not want any of them for President.27 Concerns regarding slavery and “all men created equal” concepts had been raised at the initial Constitutional Convention and had been swirling around in politics for more than one hundred years prior to the elections of 1860. Lincoln’s position on slavery was well known but fear of abolitionists gaining an upper hand prevailed to create a secession mentality in the south and Border States.
process all to see that they’ve outsold there competition? These are the questions one must ask once you learn of the life’s story of William Randolph Hearst. From his news empire that included over 2 dozen major newspapers in 15 cities (Swanberg) to his more then slightly warped sense of moral propriety, Hearst’s life led him into the position where he escalated an international dispute into a war with one of Europe’s colonial powers. William Randolph Hearst was born on April 29, 1863, in San Francisco