Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman Suffrage

Anna Howard Shaw The Work of Woman Suffrage With this first scholarly biography of Anna Howard Shaw Trisha Franzen sheds new light on an important woman suffrage leader who has too often been overlooked and misunderstood An immigran

  • Title: Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman Suffrage
  • Author: Trisha Franzen
  • ISBN: 9780252079627
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • With this first scholarly biography of Anna Howard Shaw 1847 1919 , Trisha Franzen sheds new light on an important woman suffrage leader who has too often been overlooked and misunderstood.An immigrant from a poor family, Shaw grew up in an economic reality that encouraged the adoption of non traditional gender roles Challenging traditional gender boundaries throughout hWith this first scholarly biography of Anna Howard Shaw 1847 1919 , Trisha Franzen sheds new light on an important woman suffrage leader who has too often been overlooked and misunderstood.An immigrant from a poor family, Shaw grew up in an economic reality that encouraged the adoption of non traditional gender roles Challenging traditional gender boundaries throughout her life, she put herself through college, worked as an ordained minister and a doctor, and built a tightly knit family with her secretary and longtime companion Lucy E Anthony.Drawing on unprecedented research, Franzen shows how these circumstances and choices both impacted Shaw s role in the woman suffrage movement and set her apart from her native born, middle and upper class colleagues Franzen also rehabilitates Shaw s years as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, arguing that Shaw s much belittled tenure actually marked a renaissance of both NAWSA and the suffrage movement as a whole.Anna Howard Shaw The Work of Woman Suffrage presents a clear and compelling portrait of a woman whose significance has too long been misinterpreted and misunderstood.

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    1 thought on “Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman Suffrage”

    1. Anna Howard Shaw is famous for being the leader of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Yet, she is merely glanced over by historians for her famous predecessors: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Carrie Chapman Catt. Indeed, when I was helping a high school student learn about the American women temperance and suffrage movement, I noticed that Anna Howard Shaw was not even mentioned in his American history textbook. However, Trisha Franzen has written the first scholarl [...]

    2. I loved this book. Franzen did an amazing job researching Shaw. It runs counter to the established story-line of suffrage. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in suffrage or alternative family units of the 19th and 20th century.

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