Interweaves the stories of important figures of America's Victorian era with the life of Victoria Woodhull, a pioneering female politician and onetime prostitute
The amazing Ms. Woodhull was a famed Victorian era clairvoyant, darling then bane of the suffrage movement, persecuted sexual equality advocate, newspaper publisher, first woman to address a joint session of Congress, and per a 1872 tabloid, "the prostitute who ran for president." Social historian Goldsmith (Little Gloria ... Happy at Last) draws on primary sources (letters, diaries, newspaper articles, and court transcripts) to illuminate the story of a social revolutionary and her prominent peers who embodied 19th century US upheavals in social, religious, and political spheres. Includes period illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.