Joan Marie Johnson, PhD, is a historian and author.

She is the author of numerous books and articles on American’s women history, race, social reform, education, and philanthropy.

Joan’s new book is The Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States, published by Routledge in the Seminar Series for college classrooms. The book explores well-known leaders, lesser-known activists, major national organizations, local efforts across the country, the work of Black women and other women of color, and racism in the movement as it shows how and why women worked for the right to vote.

Her book, Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870-1967, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in October 2017. It shows how wealthy women wielded their money to help make change for women, including winning the right to vote, access to higher education, birth control, and better conditions for working women.

Funding Feminism was named #21 of the 100 Best Books on Philanthropy of All Time by Book Authority

Listen to Joan discuss Funding Feminism on the New Books Network https://newbooksnetwork.com/funding-feminism

She is available for presentations and book talks on women’s history, including women and philanthropy, the suffrage movement, race, social reform, and education.

“This compelling work of original and much-needed research [will] be of interest not only to those who study the history of feminist activism but to those with an interest in the power that private money wields in social justice circles.”–Library Journal starred review

“Joan Marie Johnson delivers a tailored and richly illustrated presentation about historic women philanthropists and the causes they cared deeply about — she stimulates thought and conversation about women and their influence and demonstrates why history is the best subject.” – Karin Victoria, Women in Development Professions, Chicago