In 1872, American women couldn't vote, but they could run for president. Can you name the first woman to run for president, or the first woman to have a seat on the stock exchange? Do you know the first woman to own a newspaper or to speak before Congress? Amazingly, one woman achieved each of these feats, and her name has been all but erased ...
In 1872, American women couldn't vote, but they could run for president. Can you name the first woman to run for president, or the first woman to have a seat on the stock exchange? Do you know the first woman to own a newspaper or to speak before Congress? Amazingly, one woman achieved each of these feats, and her name has been all but erased from history. Born in complete poverty, the seventh of ten children, Victoria Woodhull was supporting her family by the age of eight as a child preacher. Seeking a better life, she married, divorced, moved to New York City, and became a millionaire by offering Cornelius Vanderbilt financial advice from the spirit world. Victoria did not stop there. Now that she had money and power, she was ready to challenge society's harsh limitations on women. Her boldest act was announcing herself as the first female candidate for the presidency of the United States. She founded her own newspaper to publicize this groundbreaking campaign, which took her from the chambers of Congress to the glorious moment when she was nominated by the Equal Rights Party at a convention that she, a woman, had organized and funded. In the first book about Victoria Woodhull for young readers, Kathleen Krull and Jane Dyer team up to bring one of the most fascinating personalities in U.S. history to life. - The perfect book to explore the electoral process during the upcoming presidential election. - One of the most revolutionary American women has been forgotten by history-until now. - Walker & Company is proud to welcome acclaimed biographer Kathleen Krull and talented illustrator Jane Dyer to our list.
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Publishers Weekly, 2006-10-02 PW called this "a passionate biography of an oft-overlooked figure in the history of women's rights and presidential politics." Ages 7-12. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2004-08-02 Krull (Lives of the Presidents) presents a passionate biography of an oft-overlooked figure in the history of women's rights and presidential politics ("It is time when the odds against a woman for president are still so high that few have tried to bring her story to young readers," says the author's note). The introduction paints a bleak portrait of women's status in mid-19th century America. The author then chronicles the major events in the life of Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927), born into a poor Ohio family with an abusive father. Woodhull raised money as a child preacher and conductor of s?ances, and later became wealthy as a spiritual and financial adviser to Cornelius Vanderbilt in New York City which gave her the means to pursue her dream of aiding women. With her sister, she founded the first female-owned American company to buy and sell stocks. In 1870, when women could not legally vote, Woodhull announced her candidacy for president (" the wildest, most outrageous act she could dream up to prove women's equality"). Realizing her campaign's success rested on the ability of women to vote, she became the first woman ever to address Congress, quoting statements in the Constitution that "she argued already gave women the right to vote." Engaging anecdotes and quotes keep this intriguing life story moving at a sprightly pace. Featuring golden tones, Dyer's (Time for Bed) softly focused watercolors ably capture period particulars as well as Woodhull's determination and grace. Ages 7-12. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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