The Glamorous Strongwoman


From an early age, Katie Sandwina wowed crowds, first as a wrestling act and then exclusively as professional strongwoman. During a time when women's suffrage was a hot button issue, she cultivated an image of a perfectly feminine powerhouse.

Topics in this Podcast: women's rights, women, biographies, Barnum and Bailey, 20th century, women's suffrage, circuses, suffrage, Bavaria, sports history