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

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

by Amanda Frisken
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0812237986

ISBN-13: 9780812237986

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812237986
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology of Eventsvii
Introduction: Victoria Woodhull, Sexual Revolutionary1
1"The Principles of Social Freedom"24
2"A Shameless Prostitute and a Negro"55
3The Politics of Exposure85
4"Queen of the Rostrum"117
Conclusion: The Waning of the Woodhull Revolution146
Notes157
Bibliography193
Index209
Acknowledgments223

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