The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe book review

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25814412-the-civil-wars-of-julia-ward-howe&#8221; style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe” src=”https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1457284742m/25814412.jpg&#8221; /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25814412-the-civil-wars-of-julia-ward-howe”>The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/26655.Elaine_Showalter”>Elaine Showalter</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1615563653″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This is the story of two very gifted people that never learned to communicate. While the author is solidly in Julia’s camp, it is clear that both Samuel Howe and Julia behaved badly – to the point it almost seems they were doing things to antagonize each other. I thought it odd that the author blames Samuel for his physical ailments and Julia is blameless (even though Samuel wanted a divorce and she refused.) <br>However, the binds of patriarchy were what destroyed them both. Had they lived in a framework where the man did not always have to be correct, and have few emotions and a woman could explore her gifts they perhaps would have been well suited as both were intellectual powerhouses.
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