Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 17, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 531 pages
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From the author of Little Gloria . . . Happy at Last, a stunning combination of history and biography that interweaves the stories of some of the most important social, political, and religious figures of America's Victorian era with the courageous and notorious life of Victoria Woodhull, to tell the story of her astonishing rise and fall and rise again.
        
This is history at its most vivid, set amid the battle for woman suffrage, the Spiritualist movement that swept across the nation (10 million strong by midcentury) in the age of Radical Reconstruction following the Civil War, and the bitter fight that pitted black men against white women in the struggle to win the right to vote.
        


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Review: Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull

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Holy fright! This is a highly readable account of an incident in American political history (the Henry Ward Beecher adultery scandal), and if Goldsmith had stuck to just that, it would have been ... Read full review

Review: Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull

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I learned so much from this book. Not just about Victoria Woodhull, but about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Comstock, Tilten, Henry Beecher, and all the major players in suffrage, free ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER TWENTYFOURTHIS GIRL IS A TRAMP
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVEYESI AM A FREE LOVER
CHAPTER TWENTYSIXA HEAVY LOAD
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVENMRS SATAN
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHTBURST LIKE A BOMBSHELL
CHAPTER TWENTYNINEI CAN ENDURE NO LONGER
CHAPTER THIRTYWHAT HAVE WE DONE NOW?
CHAPTER THIRTYONEA MONSTROUS CONSPIRACY

CHAPTER SEVENWILLFULLY DID KILL
CHAPTER EIGHTGOD BLESS THIS TRINITY
CHAPTER NINEAN ACCIDENT OF FATE
CHAPTER TENDRAW ITS FANGS
CHAPTER ELEVENA DANGEROUS MAN
CHAPTER TWELVEWRITTEN IN FIRE
CHAPTER THIRTEENTO EQUAL ACCOUNT
CHAPTER FOURTEENCONSULT THE SPIRITS
CHAPTER FIFTEENWE ARE READY WE ARE PREPARED
CHAPTER SIXTEENSOUP FOR THREE
CHAPTER SEVENTEENA HARD PLACE
CHAPTER EIGHTEENTHE EVANGEL
CHAPTER NINETEENYOUR CHILD IS NOT MY CHILD
CHAPTER TWENTYTHE YAWNING EDGE OF HELL
CHAPTER TWENTYONETHE WOODHULL MEMORIAL
CHAPTER TWENTYTWOSILENCE TIME AND PATIENCE
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREETHE WORST GANG
CHAPTER THIRTYTWOHUMAN HYENAS
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREEDANIEL IN THE LIONS DEN
CHAPTER THIRTYFOURA METEORS DASH
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVETHE LAST ENEMY
Abbreviations
Notes
Chapter 30 What Have We Done Now
Chapter 31 A Monstrous Conspiracy
Chapter 32 Human Hyenas
Chapter 33 Daniel in the Lions Den
Chapter 34 A Meteors Dash
Chapter 35 The Last Enemy
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
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About the author (2011)

Barbara Goldsmith, author of Little Gloria . . . Happy at Last and Johnson v. Johnson, is a social historian and journalist. She is a trustee of the New York Public Library. She lives in New York City.


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