Who is Anna Howard Shaw? Trisha Franzen, Albion College professor of women's and gender studies, chronicles the life and accomplishments of women's suffrage leader Anna Howard Shaw, her personal life, and her time as an undergrad at Albion College.
A pioneer girl who put herself through college, seminary and medical school, Rev. Dr. Anna Howard Shaw rose to the national stage as a suffragist, serving as president of the National American Women's Suffrage Association. As an unmarried professional woman from a Midwestern background, Shaw both defied and reshaped contemporary ideas about roles and expectations of women in society.
Franzen's book, 'Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman Suffrage,' will be available in March through University of Illinois Press. Look for more about the book soon on albion.edu.
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