Battle Hymn of the Republic

Professor John Stauffer talked about the historical origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and its use in American culture since the Civil War. He described the original… read more

Professor John Stauffer talked about the historical origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and its use in American culture since the Civil War. He described the original publication as a call-and-response folk hymn which was later appropriated by Union soldiers as the marching song “John Brown’s Body.” Stauffer stated that while this version was more popular during the Civil War, Julie Ward Howe’s “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” has had a more lasting impact on the American consciousness. close

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Program ID:
322562-3
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Burlington, Vermont, United States
First Aired:
Jan 24, 2015 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 01, 2015 | 10:35am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jan 24, 2015 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 24, 2015 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 01, 2015 | 10:35am EST | C-SPAN 3
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