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Victoria C. Woodhull: Ideas Ahead of Her Time

Victoria C. Woodhull

ISBN: 978-1-5154-2337-9 (formerly 978-1-5154-0048-6)

210 pages, $9.49



In post-Civil War America, the newly freed slaves had the right to vote, but women—regardless of their race—did not. In this era, Victoria Claflin Woodhull came of age politically, and was one of the leading lights in the fight for true equal rights. The first woman to testify before Congress, the first to be nominated for President (in 1872, by the Equal Rights Party), and one of the first to own her own brokerage house on Wall Street, she had very definite ideas about how to improve the lives of Americans in general and women in particular.

This volume collects some of her speeches and writings, sharing her ground-breaking ideas with a modern audience, as well as some related material. Contents include:

Also included are texts of pertinent parts of the Constitution of the United States, and an introduction by presidential historian Ian Randal Strock.

Cover imagery: Photo of Victoria Woodhull by Mathew Brady, circa 1870. Image of House Joint Resolution 1 proposing the 19th Amendment to the states. Caricature of Victoria Woodhull by Thomas Nast, first published in Harper's Weekly, February 17, 1872. Background image: US flag with 37 stars, in use from 1867 to 1877.