NINA ALLENDER, SUFFRAGE CARTOONIST
WITH A DRAWING PENCIL SHE HELPED WIN THE VOTE FOR WOMEN
Ronny Frishman
Synopsis
One of only a handful of female political cartoonists in the early 20th century, Nina Allender played a vital role in the women's suffrage movement. She was recruited by the famous activist Alice Paul to be the "official cartoonist" of The Suffragist, the weekly newspaper of the National Woman's Party. Unafraid to criticize powerful men and challenge the status quo, Allender created dramatic cartoons that captured national attention and influenced public opinion, leading to passage of the 19th Amendment and full voting rights for women.
About the Book
Author(s)
Ronny Frishman
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Photos and cartoons
Publisher
Dragonfeather Books, a division of Bedazzled Ink Publishing
Release Date
Sep 15, 2020
ISBN
978-1-949290-47-9
Category
Nonfiction
Ronny Frishman
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From the Author
Nina Allender is not as well-known as the famous suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but she was just as passionate about the suffrage cause. Between 1914 and 1927, she produced nearly 300 cartoons on suffrage and women's rights. Her images of "the Allender girl" showed a strong, confident, stylish woman and countered the unflattering portrayals of suffragists drawn by male cartoonists. In fact, Allender's suffragist became the period's ideal of the modern female agitator. What better time to learn about this unsung hero than 2020, the centennial of the 19th Amendment!