: Published in the People's Popular Liberal Library no. 17, this is a speech delivered by Victoria C. Woodhull calling for an end to the institution of marriage. Woodhull refers to marriage as slavery and argues that it leads to premature death, misery, and unhappiness. Woodhull was born in Homer, Ohio, in Licking County, and began her career as a healer selling homemade medicines and telling fortunes. After she and her sister Tennessee Claflin moved to New York City, they started Woodhull, Claflin, & Company, financed by Cornelius Vanderbilt. Woodhull became the first woman to run a stock brokerage firm on Wall Street. Woodhull and Claflin also began their own magazine-- "Woodhull and Claflin's Weekly"--which championed women's rights and free love. However, Woodhull is most famously remembered as the first woman to run for President of the United States. With Frederick Douglass as her running partner for the Equal Rights Party, Woodhull lost the 1872 election to Ulysses S. Grant. View on Ohio Memory.
: PA376_26_01 Subjects
: Woodhull, Victoria C. (1838-1927); Marriage; Sexual ethics; Free love; Women's rights; Women--Suffrage; Activists; Places
: Chicago (Illinois)