NY: Harper, (1915). First Edition. 8vo, pp. 337. Illustrated. Red cloth, stamped in gilt, TEG. cover faded, hinge loose, inscription on e.p., good. Krichmar 5012. Item #59158
Minister and Physician, Shaw was an active suffragist. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Shaw (1847-1919) emigrated to Lawrence, MA in 1851. Shaw's family were unitarian abolitionists and their home was a stop on the Underground Railroad. She preached her first sermon as a methodist in 1870. She graduated from Boston University and refused ordination until 1880 when she became the first woman ordained by the Methodist Protestant Church. Six years later she got her MD from BU and was an organizer and speaker for the Mass. Suffrage Assoc. She was recruited by Susan B. Anthony to the National Woman Suffrage Assoc, became a national lecturer and was the vice president of the organization (1892-1904) and President in 1911. She spoke throughout the nation and testified before Congress on woman suffrage.