Goddess of Anarchy recovers not only Lucy Parson’s story, but also provides a window onto the richness of Chicago’s radical culture and a broader national network of labor activists in the early twentieth century.
Laura M. Westhoff
Laura M. Westhoff is associate professor of history and education and chair of the history department at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. She received her PhD from Washington University. Her publications include A Fatal Drifting Apart: Democratic Social Knowledge and Chicago Reform, 1890-1920 (The Ohio State University Press) and numerous articles and book chapters. Her current book project, Educating for Activism: Democratic Practices in the Twentieth Century, is under contract with University of Illinois Press.
Posts by Laura M. Westhoff
The first woman to paint the official portrait of a U.S. president, Greta Kempton also painted Cabinet officials, governors, senators, the head of the Atomic Energy Commission, two Postmasters General, a Supreme Court justice, several university presidents, and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. But what would have happened if she had painted a self-portrait?