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Suffrage, in #5402] Howe, Julia Ward.

Battle Hymn of the Republic / Suffrage Song to be Sung to the Tune fo "America." on verso.

Printed matter

Howe, Julia Ward. Handbill: "Battle Hymn of the Republic", with "Suffrage Song To Be Sung to the tune of "AMERICA." [NP]: [ND, but c. 1905-1920].
Handbill: 5-3/8 x 8"; printed on off-white stock (both sides); creased and rumpled; small notch from bottom edge; good.
Music was an important aspect of all suffrage occasions. Suffragists adopted Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic" as their unofficial anthem. Well-known patriotic songs such as "America" were given suffrage lyrics and sung at suffrage meetings, conventions, parades and rallies. Here "America" becomes "My country 'tis for thee, /To make your women free, / This is our plea…"
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