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Author Biography

Reading Outside of the Lines

Victoria Woodhull

Presidential Candidate

Victoria Claflin Woodhull (September 23, 1838–June 9, 1927) was an American leader of the women’s suffrage movement who ran for President of the United States on the Equal Rights Party ticket in 1872.


An activist for women’s rights and labor reforms, an advocate of “free love,” and—with her sister Tennie—the first woman to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street. The sisters also founded a weekly newspaper, which began publishing in 1870.


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The Origin, Tendencies and Principles of Government

Political Theory & Philosophy / Classics



Victoria C. Woodhull: Ideas Ahead of Her Time

Political Theory & Philosophy / Classics


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