Humbuggery

The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age bydownload          Myra Macpherson is an interesting history of sisters, Victoria Woodhull (the first female to run for President with Frederick Douglass as her running mate) and Tennessee “Tennie” Claflin who resided in the U.S. during the late 19th century.

Raised by a con-artist father and mother who claimed clairvoyance, the sisters early lives were like sideshows on the run.  I found the story fascinating; two enterprising sisters living independent lives and fighting for equal rights long before fashionable. Read the book’s epilogue; it says it all. Although many gender barriers have been crossed, the struggle for equality for women remains.

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Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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