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.
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