Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Ian Fletcher - Chair
Martha Root (1872-1939) was an exceptional religious and spiritual activist, a leading figure in the international women's peace movement, and a new organism of a new world in the early twentieth century. This thesis represents Martha Root from three aspects: the early life of Martha Root, her four world teaching trips from 1919 to 1939, with a focus on her peace advocacy, and an investigation into her gender awareness and identity construction by reflecting on Tahirih the Pure, Iran's Greatest Woman, Martha Root's only book.
Yang, Jiling, "In Search of Martha Root: An American Baha'i Feminist and Peace Advocate in the Early Twentieth Century" (2007). Women's Studies Theses. Paper 11.