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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

Victoria Woodhull

Author : Kate Havelin
ISBN : 9780822559863
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Chronicles the life of the first woman to run for United States president, who was also one of the first women in the United States to run a stock trading business and publish a weekly newspaper.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Woman For President

Author : Kathleen Krull
ISBN : 9780802796158
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Traces the life and accomplishments of the American suffragist who became the first successful female stockbroker, and later started a newspaper and ran for president.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Garden Of Eden Or Paradise Lost And Found

Author : Victoria C Woodhull
ISBN : 9781587420443
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"The Garden of Eden" was first published in 1875. This version is a 58-page facsimile of the version in The Human Body The Temple of God published in 1890 London. Here Victoria Woodhull explains her controversial idea that the biblical story of the Garden of Eden is an allegory about the human body. This ebook includes as Chapter 3, "Press Notices," which are eugenic-related selections from newspapers and letters articles published in The Human Body. "The Garden of Eden" is Chapter 4 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.) This ebook also includes one additional chapter from Lady Eugenist: the introduction, Chapter 1, "Was Victoria Woodhull the First Eugenist?" The entire ebook is 102 pages long, and there are no digital rights management restrictions on the reader's ability to print or cut-and-paste.

Love And Capital

Author : Mary Gabriel
ISBN : 9780316191371
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Brilliantly researched and wonderfully written, LOVE AND CAPITAL reveals the rarely glimpsed and heartbreakingly human side of the man whose works would redefine the world after his death. Drawing upon previously unpublished material, acclaimed biographer Mary Gabriel tells the story of Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage. Through it, we see Karl as never before: a devoted father and husband, a prankster who loved a party, a dreadful procrastinator, freeloader, and man of wild enthusiasms-one of which would almost destroy his marriage. Through years of desperate struggle, Jenny's love for Karl would be tested again and again as she waited for him to finish his masterpiece, Capital. An epic narrative that stretches over decades to recount Karl and Jenny's story against the backdrop of Europe's Nineteenth Century, LOVE AND CAPITAL is a surprising and magisterial account of romance and revolution-and of one of the great love stories of all time.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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

The Woman Who Ran For President

Author : Lois Beachy Underhill
ISBN : 9781461739340
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : F. Paul Wilson
ISBN : 9781250196811
Genre : Fiction
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Repairman Jack isn't your average appliance repairman--he fixes situations for people, often risking his own life. Jack has no last name, no social security number, works only for cash, and has no qualms when it comes to seeing that the job gets done. Dr. Alicia Clayton, a pediatrician who treats children with AIDS, is full of secrets, and she has just inherited a house that holds another. Haunted by painful memories, Alicia wants the house destroyed--but somehow everyone she enlists to help ends up violently killed. The house holds a powerful secret, and Alicia's charmless brother Thomas seems willing to do anything to get his hands on that secret himself. But not if Repairman Jack can find it first! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Living My Life

Author : Emma Goldman
ISBN : 9780486122281
Genre : Social Science
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Volume 1 of the candid, no-holds-barred account by American anarchist Goldman relates her philosophical and political journey through life, beginning with her emigration from Russia to the U.S. in 1886.
Category: Social Science