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The Resource A woman for president : the story of Victoria Woodhull, Kathleen Krull ; illustrations by Jane Dyer

A woman for president : the story of Victoria Woodhull, Kathleen Krull ; illustrations by Jane Dyer

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A woman for president : the story of Victoria Woodhull
Title
A woman for president
Title remainder
the story of Victoria Woodhull
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Kathleen Krull ; illustrations by Jane Dyer
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eng
Summary
Do you know the first woman to run for president? The first woman to have a seat on the Stock Exchange? The first woman to own a newspaper? To speak before Congress? They were all Victoria Woodhull; this is her story. In 1872, American women could'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
Summary
Traces the life and accomplishments of the American suffragist who became the first successful female stockbroker and later started a newspaper and ran for president
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Illustration
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2005
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
151321
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.42/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1413.W66
LC item number
K78 2004
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 3
  • 5
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of Victoria Woodhull
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A woman for president : the story of Victoria Woodhull, Kathleen Krull ; illustrations by Jane Dyer
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2395963
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
[32] p.
Isbn
9780802796158
Lccn
2004049483
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55016324
  • (OCoLC)55016324
Label
A woman for president : the story of Victoria Woodhull, Kathleen Krull ; illustrations by Jane Dyer
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2395963
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
[32] p.
Isbn
9780802796158
Lccn
2004049483
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55016324
  • (OCoLC)55016324

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