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Julia Ward Howe was a women's rights activist, abolitionist and writer who penned the poem "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
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Other books that she published included Sex and Education (1874), Modern Society (1881) and Margaret Fuller (1883), a biography. She also became the first woman to be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in 1908.
Howe was a globetrotter who traveled throughout the United States in her lifetime, also visiting Cuba (as recounted in her 1860 book A Trip to Cuba), Europe and the Middle East. Cherished as an American icon, Howe died on October 17, 1910,
in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
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