A WOMAN FOR PRESIDENT : THE STORY OF VICTORIA WOODHULL
New York : Walker & Co., 2004
IL 3-6, RL 5.8
were wild women in the Wild West and throughout most of history.
Mid-1800s America was laced up tight. Education wasn't for women.
Childbearing and housekeeping were her duties. Personal ambition
for women was evil. Many male doctors believed women were diseased
and wouldn't examine them. A woman could not vote, serve on juries or testify
in court. No law stopped a husband or father from hitting her--though some
laws spelled out how big an object could be used. Law, medicine,
business, religion, politics and even fashion had women reigned in tightly.
It would take someone wild to break free. Kathleen Krull's story
of Victoria Woodhull is about a woman who tried in A Woman for President.
(Paula Gannaway, librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927.