From the author of Little Gloria . . . Happy at Last, a stunning combination of history and biography that interweaves the stories of some of the most important social, political, and religious figures of America’s Victorian era with the courageous and notorious life of Victoria Woodhull, to tell the story of her astonishing rise and fall and rise again.
This is history at its most vivid, set amid the battle for woman suffrage, the Spiritualist movement that swept across the nation (10 million strong by midcentury) in the age of Radical Reconstruction following the Civil War, and the bitter fight that pitted black men against white women in the struggle to win the right to vote.
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About Barbara Goldsmith
Barbara Goldsmith (1931—2016), a journalist and philanthropist, was the author of Little Gloria…Happy at Last, Obsessive Genius, Johnson v. Johnson, The Straw Man, and Other Powers.
Published by Knopf Aug 17, 2011| 531 Pages| ISBN 9780307800350