Hardback The scarlet sisters : sex, suffrage, and scandal in the Gilded Age / Myra MacPherson.
Publication year: 2014
Publisher: New York : Twelve,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780446570237 (hbk.) :
Victoria Claflin Woodhull and Tennessee 'Tennie' Claflin were true American originals. These vastly forward-thinking sisters' push for women's fiscal, political, and sexual independence placed them among the most fascinating, flamboyant, and scandalous women of the 19th century. In just a few decades, they achieved a stunning list of firsts: half a century before women could vote, Victoria became the first woman to run for president, choosing former slave Frederick Douglass as her running mate; Tennie ran for congress and shocked the world by becoming the honorary colonel of a black regiment. Together, they opened the first brokerage house run by women, not only surviving 1869's infamous Black Friday, but actually making money. Telling their story with vivid and engaging detail, award-winning historian Myra MacPherson brings these inspiring and outrageous sisters to life, and in doing so deconstructs the manners and mores of Victorian America.
400 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm