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Anna Howard Shaw
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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 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Introduction: Facing Contradictions
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 1. The Development of a Dissenter (1847-1870)
  2. pp. 15-31
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  1. 2. The Road to Independence (1871-1880)
  2. pp. 32-49
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  1. 3. Finding the Cause (1881-1889)
  2. pp. 50-66
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  1. 4. Apprenticeship in the National American Woman Suffrage Association (1890-1903)
  2. pp. 67-93
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  1. 5. Compromised Leadership: NAWSA Presidency, Part 1 (1904-1908)
  2. pp. 94-114
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  1. 6. Creating Her Vision: NAWSA Presidency, Part II (1909-1912)
  2. pp. 115-140
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  1. 7. Unanticipated Challenges, NAWSA Presidency, Part III (1913-1915)
  2. pp. 141-163
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  1. 8. A Worker to the End (1916-1919)
  2. pp. 164-184
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  1. Epilogue: Anna Howard Shaw and Women's History
  2. pp. 185-192
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  1. Notes on Sources
  2. pp. 193-204
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 205-256
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  1. Index, About the Author, Series Page, Back Cover
  2. pp. 257-263
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  1. Images
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