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Selected writings of Victoria Woodhull : suffrage, free love, and eugenics /
Victoria C. Woodhull ; edited and with an introduction by Cari M. Carpenter.
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Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2010.
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xliii, 337 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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0803216475 (Paper), 9780803216471 (Paper)
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Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2010.
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0803216475 (Paper)
9780803216471 (Paper)
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7114459
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-323) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Cari M. Carpenter is an assistant professor of English at West Virginia University and the author of Seeing Red: Anger, Sentimentality, and American Indians
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Appeared in Choice on 2011-02-01:
Victoria Woodhull's contributions to 19th-century feminism are often overshadowed by those of such well-known figures as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. This updated, concise reader of Woodhull's essential writings reveals her deep support of women's suffrage and of radical social theories relating to love, marriage, and family. Presented chronologically, the speeches, correspondence, essays, and newspaper articles demonstrate how Woodhull developed into a central figure in the women's suffrage movement, becoming the first woman to address a US congressional committee, and, even so, how the mainstream movement deemed her a controversial figure because of her views on free love. While Woodhull's authorship of these texts is contested (her remaining personal papers are sparse and heavily edited), this work provides insight not only into Woodhull's personal and public life, but also into the tensions within the struggle for women's rights, including the history of the Equal Rights Party and late-19th-century theories of race. Furthermore, these writings highlight important issues of the era such as spiritualism, women in journalism and business, immigration, and reproductive rights, among others. West Virginia Univ. English professor Carpenter's introduction, chapter headings, and footnotes provide much-needed context and references to recent scholarship on Woodhull's feminist legacy. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. E. A. McAllister University of Maryland
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"Carpenter''s collection provides to scholars, students, and a broader audience of general interest readers an affordable collection of Woodhull''s key texts. . . . This collection, complete with a full index and footnotes, has the potential to inaugurate a new era of Woodhull scholarship and commentary."Amanda Frisken, Legacy
"Victoria Woodhull''s contributions to 19th-century feminism are often overshadowed by those of such well-known figures as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. This updated, concise reader of Woodhull''s essential writings reveals her deep support of women''s suffrage and of radical social theories relating to love, marriage, and family."E.A. McAllister, CHOICE
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A collection of letters, speeches, essays & articles that illustrate radical 19th century views on women's suffrage, politics, eugenics & free love.
Main Description
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. 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. 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.
Main Description
Suffragist, lecturer, eugenicist, businesswoman, free lover, and the first woman to run for president of the United States, Victoria C. Woodhull (18381927 ) has been all but forgotten as a leading nineteenth-century feminist writer and radical.Selected Writings of Victoria Woodhullis 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. 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. 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.
Main Description
Suffragist, lecturer, eugenicist, businesswoman, free lover, and the first woman to run for president of the United States, Victoria C. Woodhull (18381927 ) has been all but forgotten as a leading nineteenth-century feminist writer and radical.The Selected Writings of Victoria Woodhullis 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. Not only does 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. 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.
Main Description
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.The Selected Writings of Victoria Woodhullis the first multi-genre, multi-subject 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 labelled "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. Not only does 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. With a comprehensive introduction contextualizing Woodhull's most important writing, this collection provides a clear lens through which to view late nineteenth-century suffragism, labour reform, reproductive rights, sexual politics, and spiritualism.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Note on the Textp. x
Introductionp. xi
The Woodhull Manifestop. 1
Killing No Murderp. 5
A Page of American History: Constitution of the United States of the Worldp. 7
The Memorial of Victoria C. Woodhullp. 21
Constitutional Equalityp. 23
The New Rebellion: The Great Secession Speech of Victoria C. Woodhullp. 29
My Dear Mrs. Bladenp. 37
Correspondence between the Victoria League and Victoria C. Woodhull: The First Candidate for the Next Presidencyp. 40
My Dear Mrs. Mottp. 50
"And the Truth Shall Make You Free": A Speech on the Principles of Social Freedomp. 51
A Speech on the Impending Revolutionp. 66
The Correspondence of the Equal Rights Partyp. 78
Speech of Victoria C. Woodhullp. 90
The Beecher-Tilton Scandal Casep. 98
The Naked Truth; or, the Situation Reviewed!p. 125
Dear Lucretia Mottp. 147
Reformation or Revolution, Which? or, Behind the Political Scenesp. 149
The Spirit World: A Highly Interesting Communication from Mrs. Victoria C. Woodhullp. 166
The Elixir of Life; or, Why Do We Die? An Orationp. 172
The Scare-Crows of Sexual Slaveryp. 198
Tried as by Fire; or, the True and the False, Sociallyp. 212
The Garden of Eden; or, Paradise Lost and Foundp. 261
Stirpiculture; or, the Scientific Propagation of the Human Racep. 273
The Rapid Multiplication of the Unfitp. 284
I Am the Daughter of Timep. 295
Woman Suffrage in the United Statesp. 299
Notesp. 305
Bibliographyp. 321
Indexp. 325
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