The Woman Who Ran For President: The Many Lives of Victoria Woodhull

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Bridgeworks, Jun 1, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 347 pages
Victoria Woodhull was a feminist pioneer who rose up from poverty to become the first woman Wall Street broker, the first woman to testify before Congress and the first woman to run for president. A beautiful woman and a spellbinding public speaker, she was also a figure of scandal--a divorcee and practicing clairvoyant turned muckracking newspaper publisher, a free-love advocate (and practitioner), and a socialist.
 

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Former ad executive Underhill writes with a flair that perfectly suits the savory, savvy 19th-century feminist whose life speaks to our own sensational and self-styling era. Born humbly in Homer, Ohio ... Read full review

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Those who questioned women's abilities had to contend with the likes of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman Wall Street broker. Underhill redeems from obscurity the feminist pioneer who ran for president in 1872 and was the first woman to testify before Congress on suffrage. (LJ 5/15/95) Read full review

Contents

EPILOGUE Women Must Own Themselves
307
BIBLIOGRAPHY
313
NOTES
323
INDEX
339

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