Wednesday, July 27, 2016

"She Had the Foresight Not to Accept the Way Society Was"

"As the national press tore her apart, Woodhull lashed out at allies who she believed let her down. The last straw came when she called out a former friend, Reverend Henry Ward Beecher, who she claimed had had dozens of affairs. When she published these allegations in her newspaper, she was arrested for violating morality laws and spent Election Day in a jail cell. Because she wasn't on any ballot in the country, there are no records of how many people might have voted for her, Frisken tells Richman and Freemark."

Danny Lewis at Smithsonian writes about the first woman nominated for the presidency, Victoria Woodhull.

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