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

Barbara Goldsmith

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Granta Books
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 1998
Edition: First Edition

Description: 531 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: What an absolute joy of a book. Goldsmith seems to have found the perfect center of the feminist storm in Victoria Woodhull, an outspoken advocate of womens rights, free love, and spiritualism. The telling of her tale (and this book reads like a plotted novel) involves the inclusion of tales and talk from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Henry Ward Beecher, President Ulysses S. Grant, Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, and cameo appearances from a host of others (including the prudish New York City "in"fighter, Anthony Comstock). Much of the telling involves the infamous Tilton-Beecher scandal, a story whose recitation touches on much of the post-Civil War atmosphere of spiritualism,financial skullduggery, the new religious practices of revised Calvinism, and, of course, equal rights for women. This is a fascinating read and wonderfully written. You dont need to be a history buff to pick this up.

ISBN: 9781862072336


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