The Scarlet Sisters

Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age

MacPherson, Myra

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Scarlet Sisters
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.

Publisher: New York :, Twelve,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0446570230
Branch Call Number: 305.42092 W891m 2014
Characteristics: xxiv, 401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,24 cm


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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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