Item #36115 Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon: Suffragist, Senator, Plural Wife. Constance L. Lieber.

Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon: Suffragist, Senator, Plural Wife

Signature Books, 2022. Paperback. 108pp. Martha Hughes Cannon (1857-1932) may best be known as the first female state senator in the United States, elected in Utah in 1896, nearly a quarter century before most women in the country could vote. She was also a suffragist, physician, gifted speaker, plural wife, faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and mother of three. This short biography examines what drove Cannon to accomplish so much. Following two periods of self-imposed exile to avoid prosecution for polygamy, and a subsequent career in partisan politics, she died in California, surrounded by her children and grandchildren but virtually forgotten by the larger world. She had much to say during her lifetime and has much to say to us today about persevering in spite of adversity. Constance Lieber chronicles the important story of one of the American West?s and Mormonism?s most intriguing characters. New. Item #36115
ISBN: 9781560854579

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