Victoria WoodhullVictoria Claflin Woodhull
) was a feminist reformer
, some say clairvoyant
, stock broker
, sex symbol
and free love
advocate of the 19th century. She went from "rags to riches" twice with her first fortune being made on the road as a highly successful spiritualist. As other feminists
declared that women in general were under-paid, she made another fortune on the New York
stock exchange as the first female Wall Street
broker. As the better known Susan B. Anthony
cast her vote in the 1872
presidential election, Woodhull was standing as a presidential candidate (the first woman to do so), but couldn't vote for herself since she was imprisoned on charges of indecency. She was also the first person to publish Karl Marx
' communist manifesto in America (in her own newspaper).
George Francis Train once defended her.
On May 10, 1872 Woodhull became the first woman nominated for President of the United States.
Helmer (2002), EUR 18,00
- Das Aufsehen erregende Leben der Victoria Woodhull by Antje Schrupp;