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The Scarlet Sisters

Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age
MacPherson, Myra (Book - 2014 )
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Describes the adventures of two sisters who tried to overcome the male-dominated social norms of the late nineteenth century and achieved a remarkable list of firsts, including the first woman-run brokerage house and the first woman to run for president.
Authors: MacPherson, Myra
Title: The scarlet sisters
sex, suffrage, and scandal in the Gilded Age
Publisher: New York :, Twelve,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xxiv, 401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Myra MacPherson
Summary: Describes the adventures of two sisters who tried to overcome the male-dominated social norms of the late nineteenth century and achieved a remarkable list of firsts, including the first woman-run brokerage house and the first woman to run for president.
ISBN: 0446570230
9780446570237
9781455547708
Branch Call Number: 305.42092 W891m 2014
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-389) and index
Subject Headings: Women social reformers United States Biography Feminists United States Biography Cook, Tennessee Claflin, Lady, 1845-1923 Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927
Topical Term: Women social reformers
Feminists
LCCN: 2013027618
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A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and her sister Tennie Claflin, whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world.


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