'The Battle Hymn Of The Republic': An Anthem For Every Cause Julia Ward Howe wrote a rousing anthem for the Union in the Civil War. Since then, it's been caught in a cultural tug-of-war over who it's an anthem for.
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'The Battle Hymn Of The Republic': An Anthem For Every Cause

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'The Battle Hymn Of The Republic': An Anthem For Every Cause

'The Battle Hymn Of The Republic': An Anthem For Every Cause

'The Battle Hymn Of The Republic': An Anthem For Every Cause

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Julia Ward Howe wrote a rousing anthem for the Union in the Civil War. Since then, it's been caught in a cultural tug-of-war over who it's an anthem for — social conservatives, evangelical Christians, labor workers or civil rights leaders.