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Author MacPherson, Myra, author.

Title The scarlet sisters : sex, suffrage, and scandal in the Gilded Age / Myra MacPherson.

Publication Info. New York : Twelve, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.420922 M241s 2014    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First Edition.
Description xxiv, 401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-336) and index.
Contents Vicky -- Tennie -- Wall Street warriors -- The bewitching brokers -- Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly -- "Madam, you are not a citizen, you are a woman!" -- Free love, suffrage, and abolition -- All in the family: "never a wholly sane mother" -- Sex and the city, circa 1871 -- Confessions of sin and battling the Beechers -- "Yes, I am a free lover!" -- from spirit ghosts to Karl Marx -- Being Tennie -- Future presidentess -- Down and out in Manhattan -- Unmasking Beecher and a masked ball rape -- Jailbirds and the naked truth -- Life and death -- Panic and victory -- The star chamber -- Wickedness in high places -- Beecher's revenge -- The siege of London -- Lady Cook -- Love and libel -- Widows -- Moving on -- Last acts.
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.
Subject Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927.
Cook, Tennessee Claflin, Lady, 1845-1923.
Feminists -- United States -- Biography.
Women social reformers -- United States -- Biography.
Cook, Tennessee Claflin, Lady, 1845-1923. (OCoLC)fst00059862
Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927. (OCoLC)fst00059863
Feminists. (OCoLC)fst00922831
Women social reformers. (OCoLC)fst01178540
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9780446570237 (hardcover)
0446570230 (hardcover)
9781455547708 (ebook)

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