Other Powers The Age of Suffrage Spiritualism and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull is a Kindle I had a real problem with this book In the introduction the author tells us that while the records c
Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull is a Kindle I had a real problem with this book. In the introduction, the author tells us that while the records concerning many of the events she depicts were sketchy, contradictory and supremely suspect, she assures us that the reality she depicts was verified through letters, documents, etc. (though these these are never footnoted).But the text often depicts speculation as fact. At one point, Goldsmith tells us that Tennessee Claflin resented being used by her father to defraud people rather than using the (spiritual) gifts she in fact had. Does Goldsmith honestly feel these sisters had "special" gifts? Is she claiming to have "verified" this?Given that Woodhull and the Claflins were all prodigious liars, it's imperative for their biographer to be able to determine, if not fact from fiction, at least the reasonably likely from nonsense. . From the author of Little Gloria Happy at Last, a stunning combination of history and biography that interweaves the stories of some of the most important social, political, and religious figures of America s Victorian era with the courageous and notorious life of Victoria Woodhull, to tell the story of her astonishing rise and fall and rise again This is hisFrom the author of Little Gloria Happy at Last, a stunning combination of history and biography that interweaves the stories of some of the most important social, political, and religious figures of America s Victorian era with the courageous and notorious life of Victoria Woodhull, to tell the story of her astonishing rise and fall and rise again This is history at its most vivid, set amid the battle for woman suffrage, the Spiritualist movement that swept across the nation 10 million strong by midcentury in the age of Radical Reconstruction following the Civil War, and the bitter fight that pitted black men against white women in the struggle to win the right to vote The cast includes Victoria Woodhull, billed as a clairvoyant and magnetic healer a devotee and priestess of those other powers that were gaining acceptance across America in her father s traveling medicine show spiritual and financial advisor to Commodore Vanderbilt the first woman to address a joint session of Congress, where backed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony she presents an argument that women, as citizens, should have the right to vote becoming the high priestess of free love in America fiercely believing the then heretical idea that women should have complete sexual equality with men making a run for the presidency of the United States against Horace Greeley and Ulysses S Grant, and felled when her past career as a prostitute finally catches up with her.Tennessee Claflin, sister of Victoria, also a clairvoyant, mistress to Commodore Vanderbilt indicted for manslaughter in connection with the death of a woman in a bogus cancer clinic run by her father during the Civil War.Henry Ward Beecher, the great preacher of Brooklyn s Plymouth Church the most influential church in the country brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe caught up in the scandal of the century first revealed in Victoria Woodhull s own newspaper his affair with Lib Tilton, the wife of his parishioner and best friend.Lib Tilton, angelic, obedient wife of Theodore Tilton who believed her philandering husband s insistence that she was sexless and arid until Henry Ward Beecher fell under her thrall and their affair exploded into the shocking Tilton Beecher Scandal Trial that dominated the headlines for two years, made radical inroads toward the idea of acceptable sexual relations between men and women, and inspired the first questioning of the sanctity of the middle class American Victorian home Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a discontented housewife who, bolstered by the great black activist Frederick Douglass, put forth a Declaration of Rights and Sentiments to empower women at the first woman s rights convention in Seneca Falls.Anna Dickinson, lecturer extraordinaire, feminist heroine to thousands of women across the country, the model for Verena Tarrant in Henry James s The Bostonians.Horace Greeley, editor of the Tribune, whose campaign for the presidency of the United States was centered on his opposition to the policies of Reconstruction who helped to undermine the suffrage movement by writing editorials denouncing Victoria Woodhull.Anthony Comstock, U.S special postal agent, enthusiastically in charge of stamping out obscenity and pornography he compared erotic feelings to electrical wires connected to the inner dynamite of obscene thoughts , who arrested Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee Claflin on charges of sending obscene material through the mail and was determined to bring his crusade against vice to the forefront of American thought, and to be hailed as a paladin of American purity All of these people play major roles in this compelling book Barbara Goldsmith draws on ten years of research and letters, diaries, newspaper clippings, and court transcripts to tell the story of a woman who embodied and lived the tumults that were shaping the America of her time.From the Hardcover edition.. Bestseller Kindle Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull Goldsmith forwards a fairly heady thesis that the initial feminist movement in the United States was helplessly entangled with spiritualism in its many aspects, from charlatan to aspirational. She does a good job of gathering information to back up her claim, too. The photo on the book’s cover displays Victoria Woodhull, America’s first female presidential nominee and on and off spokeswoman for the suffrage movement. The history of this woman serves as a conduit for Goldsmith’s story and for the feminist movement as it unravelled, an unfortunately apt verb. For you see, Victoria Woodhull was also a proponent of free love; she and her sisters, alas, did not have the luxury of The Pill. In fact, this aspect of her message sent her to prison several times, especially when she tried to out the then famous preacher Henry Ward Beecher for his own private practice of what he certainly didn’t preach, that same free love, with myriad female parishioners. This aspect of Woodhull's message also sharply divided the women seeking the right to vote, splintering the movement irrevocably until its resurgence one hundred years later. This book contains a wealth of information—perhaps too much for I feel it bogs down with the in-depth (nearly two hundred pages) examination of the Beecher-Woodhull-Tifton fiasco. Ms. Woodhull was too representative of her time: sometimes confused, sometimes under-handed, sometimes idealistic, sometimes self-seeking, and sometimes deluded. If you want a history of the early women’s movement in America, this book will serve you famously.
Other Powers the Age of Suffrage A highly readable combination of history and biography, Other Powers interviews the stories of some of the most colorful social, political, and religious figures of America s Victorian era with the courageous and notorious life of Victoria Woodhull psychic, suffragette, publisher, presidential candidate, and self confessed practitioner of free love It is set amid the battle for women s suffrage, the Spiritualist Other Powers Meet your next favorite book Dec , Barbara Goldsmith s Other Powers is a strange book ostensibly a biography of Victoria Woodhull, th Century American feminist, it s really a rambling, discursive look at the different threads of Gilded Age America that kinda sorta intermingled in Woodhull s career Kinda. Other Powers The Age of Suffrage Aug , Other Powers The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull Kindle edition by Goldsmith, Barbara Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Other Powers The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull. Otherpower Otherpower headquarters is located in a remote part of the Northern Colorado mountains, miles past the nearest power pole or phone line All of our houses and shops run on only solar, wind, water and generator powernot because we are trying to make some sort of political or environmental statement, but because these are the only options available. Other Powers Oct , Directed by Amanda Tapping With Cara Gee, Tattiawna Jones, Melissa Farman, Aaron Poole Kat enlists the support of US Marshal Caleb Mecredi Isabelle wants Cornelius to The Powers of Congress Jan , The powers explicitly defined by the Constitution are called the enumerated powers Other powers not specifically listed in Section , but assumed to exist, are called implied powers Not only does the Constitution define Congress powers in relation to the judicial and executive branches, it also places limits on it concerning power delegated to the individual states. History Facts Encyclopedia Britannica The Treaty of Versailles June , concluding the war listed Allied and Associated Powers Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, the British Empire, China, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Ecuador, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, the Hejaz, Honduras, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serb Croat Slovene State, Siam, the United States, and Uruguay. Wind Power Home Otherpower Wind power basics in a nutshell Wind speed is critical Double the wind speed, get times the power The wind is slow and turbulent near the ground and on rooftops The industry standard is that wind turbines must fly at least feet above anything within feet And that s what our web pages here are all about and some other cool Obeah and Other Powers Duke University Press These powers include those of capital and colonialism of states that criminalize some practices and legitimize others of occupying armies that rewrite constitutions and reorient economies of writers, filmmakers, and scholars who represent Caribbean practices both to those with little knowledge of the region and to those who live there and, not least, of the millions of people in the Caribbean whose Checks and Balances Watch Full Episodes of Your Favorite