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.