SELECTED WRITINGS OF VICTORIA WOODHULL

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Selected Writings Of Victoria Woodhull

Author : Victoria Claflin Woodhull
ISBN : 9780803216471
Genre : Social Science
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Suffragist, lecturer, eugenicist, businesswoman, free lover, and the first woman to run for president of the United States, Victoria C. Woodhull (1838?1927) has been all but forgotten as a leading nineteenth-century feminist writer and radical. Selected Writings of Victoria Woodhull is the first multigenre, multisubject collection of her materials, giving contemporary audiences a glimpse into the radical views of this nineteenth-century woman who advocated free love between consensual adults and who was labeled ?Mrs. Satan? by cartoonist Thomas Nast. Woodhull?s texts reveal the multiple conflicting aspects of this influential woman, who has been portrayed in the past as either a disreputable figure or a brave pioneer. ø This collection of letters, speeches, essays, and articles elucidate some of the lesser-known movements and ideas of the nineteenth century. It also highlights, through Woodhull?s correspondence with fellow suffragist Lucretia Mott, tensions within the suffragist movement and demonstrates the changing political atmosphere and role of women in business and politics in the late nineteenth century. ø With a comprehensive introduction contextualizing Woodhull?s most important writing, this collection provides a clear lens through which to view late nineteenth-century suffragism, labor reform, reproductive rights, sexual politics, and spiritualism.
Category: Social Science

Lady Eugenist

Author : Victoria C. Woodhull
ISBN : 9781587420429
Genre : History
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Francis Galton is said to have founded eugenics with an 1864 magazine article. But a single article does not make a movement and Galton, by his own admission, did little to promote the idea before 1901. This book demonstrates that eugenists have given us an inaccurate history of their movement, assigning credit to Galton, the eminent half-cousin of Charles Darwin, when the real credit belongs to a woman who was perhaps the most radical nineteenth-century American feminist.That woman was Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for U.S. President and, with her sister, the first woman stockbroker on Wall Street. This book contains all her major speeches and writings on eugenics, showing that she was the first of either sex to take to the road and, in hundreds of speeches across the U.S., champion the idea of creating a perfected humanity by breeding perfect children. She even beat Galton in his own land, moving to England in 1876 and introducing eugenics there.Woodhull was not a shy about her role. The title for this book comes from the headline of a 1912 London newspaper article proclaiming her Lady Eugenist. In 1927, shortly before she died, the New York Times would carry an article in which she praised eugenic sterilization and claimed to have advocated that fifty years ago in my book Marriage of the Unfit.
Category: History

American Dissidents

Author : Kathlyn Gay
ISBN : 9781598847642
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Anarchists, civil rights advocates, dissidents, and political pundits have all played key roles in shaping our nation. Examining modern-day individuals like WikiLeaker Bradley Manning and conservative video prankster James O'Keefe as well as those of prior decades like César Chávez, this book profiles controversial figures across history. * 150 profiles of 20th- and 21st-century American dissidents, subversives, and political activists * References at the end of each entry * An extensive bibliography for further research
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Humanitarian Government

Author : Victoria C Woodhull
ISBN : 9781587420467
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"Humanitarian Government" was published by Victoria Woodhull in 1890 London. This is a clean and easily read facsimile of that 68-page booklet. It describes a government that would be guided by eugenic principles and is Chapter 6 in the book, Lady Eugenist: Feminist Eugenics in the Speeches and Writings of Victoria Woodhull. Many readers may prefer to get that printed edition instead or have it purchased by their public or school library, so others can use it. (Lady Eugenist is also available as a ebook.) The ebook also includes two additional chapters from Lady Eugenist: the introduction, Chapter 1, "Was Victoria Woodhull the First Eugenist?" and Chapter 3, "Press Notices," which are eugenic-related selections from newspapers articles about Victoria Woodhull taken from her 1890 book, The Human Body The Temple of God. The entire ebook is 112 pages long, and there are no digital rights management restrictions on the reader's ability to print or cut-and-paste.
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Observations On The Real Rights Of Women And Other Writings

Author : Hannah Crocker
ISBN : 9780803235489
Genre : Political Science
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A collection of Hannah Mather Crocker's most famous treatise on women's rights along with her other writing, which serves as an enlightened woman's view of her role in the early American republic.
Category: Political Science

Shame

Author : Bogdan Popa
ISBN : 9781474419840
Genre : Political Science
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Shame has often been considered a threat to democratic politics, and was used to degrade and debase sex radicals and political marginals. But certain forms of shame were also embraced by 19th-century activists in an attempt to reverse entrenched power dynamics. Bogdan Popa brings together Ranciere's techniques of disrupting inequality with a queer curiosity in the performativity of shame to show how 19th-century activists denaturalised conventional beliefs about sexuality and gender. This study fills a glaring absence in political theory by undertaking a genealogy of radical queer interventions that predate the 20th century.
Category: Political Science

Frontiers

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ISBN : WISC:89119219830
Genre : Women
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Category: Women

The Scarlet Sisters

Author : Myra MacPherson
ISBN : 9781455547708
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world. Here award-winning author Myra MacPherson deconstructs and lays bare the manners and mores of Victorian America, remarkably illuminating the struggle for equality that women are still fighting today. Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee "Tennie" Claflin-the most fascinating and scandalous sisters in American history-were unequaled for their vastly avant-garde crusade for women's fiscal, political, and sexual independence. They escaped a tawdry childhood to become rich and famous, achieving a stunning list of firsts. In 1870 they became the first women to open a brokerage firm, not to be repeated for nearly a century. Amid high gossip that he was Tennie's lover, the richest man in America, fabled tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, bankrolled the sisters. As beautiful as they were audacious, the sisters drew a crowd of more than two thousand Wall Street bankers on opening day. A half century before women could vote, Victoria used her Wall Street fame to become the first woman to run for president, choosing former slave Frederick Douglass as her running mate. She was also the first woman to address a United States congressional committee. Tennie ran for Congress and shocked the world by becoming the honorary colonel of a black regiment. They were the first female publishers of a radical weekly, and the first to print Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto in America. As free lovers they railed against Victorian hypocrisy and exposed the alleged adultery of Henry Ward Beecher, the most famous preacher in America, igniting the "Trial of the Century" that rivaled the Civil War for media coverage. Eventually banished from the women's movement while imprisoned for allegedly sending "obscenity" through the mail, the sisters sashayed to London and married two of the richest men in England, dining with royalty while pushing for women's rights well into the twentieth century. Vividly telling their story, Myra MacPherson brings these inspiring and outrageous sisters brilliantly to life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Old Northwest

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105013876086
Genre : Middle West
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A journal of regional life and letters.
Category: Middle West

Victoria Woodhull

Author : Miriam Brody
ISBN : 0195143671
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At a time when women were regarded as second-class citizens, Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927) led a life of many "firsts." She was the first woman stockbroker, the first woman to speak before Congress, and the first woman to run for President of the United States.
Category: Biography & Autobiography