Selected Writings of Victoria Woodhull: Suffrage, Free Love, by Victoria C. Woodhull,Cari M. Carpenter

By Victoria C. Woodhull,Cari M. Carpenter

Suffragist, lecturer, eugenicist, businesswoman, unfastened lover, and the 1st girl to run for president of the us, Victoria C. Woodhull (1838–1927) has been all yet forgotten as a number one nineteenth-century feminist author and radical. Selected Writings of Victoria Woodhull is the 1st multigenre, multisubject number of her fabrics, giving modern audiences a glimpse into the unconventional perspectives of this nineteenth-century lady who encouraged loose love among consensual adults and who was once categorised “Mrs. devil” via cartoonist Thomas Nast. Woodhull’s texts show the a number of conflicting points of this influential lady, who has been portrayed some time past as both a disreputable determine or a courageous pioneer.
This number of letters, speeches, essays, and articles elucidate the various lesser-known activities and ideas of the 19th century. It additionally highlights, via Woodhull’s correspondence with fellow suffragist Lucretia Mott, tensions in the suffragist stream and demonstrates the altering political surroundings and function of ladies in company and politics within the past due 19th century.
With a entire creation contextualizing Woodhull’s most vital writing, this assortment offers a transparent lens wherein to view overdue nineteenth-century suffragism, exertions reform, reproductive rights, sexual politics, and spiritualism.

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