Wendy Rouse, Public Faces, Secret Lives: A Queer History of the Suffrage Movement
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In this Women's History Month episode of Armchair Historians, Anne Marie talks to Wendy Rouse about the suffrage movement, specifically about the all but erased queer history of the movement.

Wendy Rouse is a historian whose research focuses on the history of gender and sexuality in the Progressive Era. Her most recent book, Public Faces, Secret Lives: A Queer History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement (NYU Press), challenges the heteronormative framing of the traditional narrative of the campaign for the vote. Her previous two books explored the history of women and children in the Progressive Era: The Children of Chinatown: Growing up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1850 to 1920 (UNC Press) and Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women’s Self-Defense Movement (NYU Press). Rouse is presently Associate Professor of History at San Jose State University where she teaches LGBTQ+ and women’s history.

Resources:
Wendy L. Rouse: https://wendylrouse.com
San Jose University: https://www.sjsu.edu/people/wendy.rouse/
Iron Jawed Angels: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Jawed_Angels
Suffrage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffrage
Dr. Mary Edwards Walker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Edwards_Walker
Alice Dunbar Nelson: AH episode: https://bit.ly/3sap2kf
Alice Dunbar Nelson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Dunbar_Nelson
Gail Laughlan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gail_Laughlin
Dr. Mary Sperry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Sperry

Books:
Public Faces Secret LIves: A Queer History of the Women's Suffrage Movement: https://wendylrouse.com/queer-suffragists/
Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women’s Self-Defense Movement: https://wendylrouse.com/research/
Children of Chinatown: Growing up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1850-1920: https://wendylrouse.com/children-of-chinatown/

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