Anna Howard Shaw

Anna Howard Shaw, 1847–1919, American woman-suffrage leader, b. England. She emigrated (1851) to the United States in early childhood and grew up on a farm in Michigan. She received a degree in theology (1878) and one in medicine (1885) from Boston Univ. Although the Methodist Episcopal Church refused to allow her to preach, she was ordained (1880) by the Methodist Protestant denomination. She had filled several pastorates in Massachusetts when, in 1888, she met Susan B. Anthony and from then on devoted her life to working for woman suffrage. She was vice president at large (1892–1904) and president (1904–15) of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. In Anthony's last years, she was her constant associate. Dr. Shaw campaigned in every state where a suffrage measure was under consideration; she was one of the most effective speakers of the movement.

See her autobiography, The Story of a Pioneer (1915).

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FREE! The Story of a Pioneer
Anna Howard Shaw; Elizabeth Jordan.
Harper & Brothers, 1915
Anna Howard Shaw: Suffrage Orator and Social Reformer
Wil A. Linkugel; Martha Solomon.
Greenwood Press, 1991
Man Cannot Speak for Her
Karlyn Kohrs Campbell.
Praeger Publishers, vol.1, 1989
Librarian’s tip: "The Orator" begins on p. 158
Man Cannot Speak for Her
Karlyn Kohrs Campbell.
Praeger Publishers, vol.2, 1989
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 22 "Anna Howard, Shaw, "The Fundamental Principle of a Republic," 1915"
American Orators of the Twentieth Century: Critical Studies and Sources
Bernard K. Duffy; Halford R. Ryan.
Greenwood Press, 1987
Librarian’s tip: "Anna Howard Shaw: (1847-1919). Woman Suffrage Orator" begins on p. 361
Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1800-1925: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook
Karlyn Kohrs Campbell.
Greenwood Press, 1993
Librarian’s tip: "Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919), A Case Study in Rhetorical Enactment" begins on p. 409
Connecting Links: The British and American Woman Suffrage Movements, 1900-1914
Patricia Greenwood Harrison.
Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Anna Howard Shaw begins on p. 20
Religious Issues in Nineteenth Century Feminism
Donna A. Behnke.
Whitston, 1982
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Anna Howard Shaw begins on p. 258
Women of the West
Dorothy Gray.
University of Nebraska Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 10 "Professional Women in the West: Anna Howard Shaw and Bethenia Owens-Adair"
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