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Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman Suffrage

Trisha Franzen


This first scholarly biography of Anna Howard Shaw (1847–1919) 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, the book shows how these circums ... More

Keywords: Anna Howard Shaw, woman suffrage leader, immigrant, gender roles, woman suffrage movement, National American Woman Suffrage Association

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038150
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038150.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Trisha Franzen, author
Albion College