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Victoria Woodhull's Sexual Revolution

Using contemporary sources Frisken takes a fresh look at the heyday of this controversial women's rights activist, discovering Woodhull's previously unrecognized importance in the turbulent climate of Radical Reconstruction and making her a useful lens through which to view the shifting sexual mores of the nineteenth century.

Victoria Woodhull's Sexual Revolution
Political Theater and the Popular Press in Nineteenth-Century America

Amanda Frisken

2004 | 240 pages | Cloth $65.00 | Paper $26.50
American History / Women's Studies/Gender Studies
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Table of Contents

Chronology of Events
Introduction. Victoria Woodhull, Sexual Revolutionary

Chapter 1. "The Principles of Social Freedom"
Chapter 2. "A Shameless Prostitute and a Negro"
Chapter 3. The Politics of Exposure
Chapter 4. "Queen of the Rostrum"
Conclusion. The Waning of the Woodhull Revolution


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