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  1. says:

    Not awesome writing but there aren't many bios out there about this lady Hard to believe there isn't writing about this woman the first female candidate for President one of the first female stock brokers on Wall Street and a proponent of free love and polyamory all this during late 19th Century


  2. says:

    Fascinating story providing a great window into a chapter of US history of which I know very little From humble roots apparently Victoria Woodhull become the first woman stockbrocker in the late 1800s founded published newspapers to disseminate her ideas lobbied then testified to Congress using their words to secure women's constitutional right to vote in the US co founded a political party threw party conventions secured the Presidential nomination with Frederick Douglas as VP? befriended and publicly fought with many prominent people William Ward Beecher Susan B Anthony etc and thoughout was notorious on the lecture circuit espousing free love Christian communism spiritualism and all before women were allowed to vote The author says she's been written out of history by prominent suffragettes and others Not sure what to believe but I hadn't heard of her and enjoyed the read


  3. says:

    This is a solid biography of one of the most interesting women I've ever heard of Victoria Woodhull was a suffragette Wall Street broker free love advocate and addressed Congress directly all 50 years before American women got the vote I didn't love the author's dry writing style but I learned a lot about this enigmatic lady It seems like she was left out of a lot of American suffrage history even though she was important due to her scandalous behavior of advocating free lovepolyamory and being willing to talk about communism I wish there was background information on her early life and her relationship with her sister Tennie who was basically her partner in all of her business dealings but I know that sort of information is harder to find Overall it's a good biography and I'm so glad I read it


  4. says:

    Interesting and informative but lacking in heartThis book seems to have been very well researched and contains some interesting and little known historical facts Sometimes it felt like the author was flooding us with so much information that I had to put the book down for a while I wish there had been information on Victoria's early life which might have given insight into her strong personality and independent beliefs and actions Since the book promised to reveal The Many Lives of Victoria Woodhull I would have liked to know about Victoria Woodhull the person rather than just her actions and how she fit into the history of her times With that said I did learn a LOT from this book and it made me want to read about Mrs Woodhull


  5. says:

    This remarkable woman was ahead of her times in so many ways In addition to running for president she published a newspaper spoke about free love started her own political party and was a Wall Street broker She was very controversial for her times The book details her life from obscurity in Ohio to fame and infamy


  6. says:

    This is a very informative and interesting book about a woman who was 150 years ahead of her time Not to be missed if one is interested in politics finance spiritualism and the moral ethics of the time In reality a lot has NOT changed in 150 years because we still do not consider women to be the eual of men in most areas of life


  7. says:

    This is a well written and engaging biography of someone I knew nothing about Victoria Woodhull led the kind of life you wouldn't believe if it was a movie script She was decades ahead of her time in many ways and endured incredible challenges and unwarranted opprobrium as a result of her views More Americans should know who she was and what she accomplished


  8. says:

    A very colorful woman who ran for president before women could vote She was so scandalous that she was shunned by the other suffragettes and not given her due in the history books Full of fascinating information this read would be good for history buffs who don't mind unconventional people Might be a little to detailed for the typical reader


  9. says:

    If you are interested in politics American history or women's issues any of the above then you NEED to read this book I read it at least 10 years ago and still think about it Very interesting snippet of history that alas is forgotten by most


  10. says:

    Victoria Woodhull was a self made woman of 1870s New York who was excluded from suffragette history by her contemporaries Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton overlooking her important contributions to women’s rights and other social causes based instead on the controversy surrounding her This book takes reader back into a piece of history that isn’t heard about much and reading it felt like being transported by a time machine into an unfamiliar and exciting world a time and place that was an incubator for ideas after the civil war and the recession that followed the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad Elizabeth Woodhull was 100 years ahead of her times and her story founds familiar today think Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford She spoke about free love and exposed the double standard and hypocrisy of those who wanted to preserve their social status rather than risk it with honesty Victoria was self educated and fearless She advanced her education and opportunities by forming alliances with influential men and women One such alliance she and her sister Tennessee formed was with Cornelius Vanderbilt one of the wealthiest men of the day He groomed and supported them in opening a successful brokerage firm Woodhull Claflin Co in 1870 In 1872 Victoria ran for president nominated by the Eual Rights Party to she formed trying to build strong alliance with several reform groups such as labor and women’s suffrage Victoria is a complex character amazing in her drive and human in her failures Well written and researched and an important insight into the history of women’s rights


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