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The scarlet sisters : sex, suffrage, and scandal in the Gilded Age / Myra MacPherson.

MacPherson, Myra, (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 0446570230 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780446570237 (hbk.)
  • Description: xxiv, 401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2014.

Available copies

  • 6 of 6 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)

Current holds

0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 305.42/MacPherson (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction HQ 1412 .M29 2014 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction HQ 1412 M29 2014 (Text to Phone) Available -
Reading Adult Nonfiction B CLAFLIN MAC (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 305.42/MACPHERSON (Text to Phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Mezzanine 305.42 MAC (Text to Phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-336) and index.
Contents Note: Vicky -- Tennie -- Wall Street warriors -- The bewitching brokers -- Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly -- "Madam, you are not a citizen, you are a woman!" -- Free love, suffrage, and abolition -- All in the family: "never a wholly sane mother" -- Sex and the city, circa 1871 -- Confessions of sin and battling the Beechers -- "Yes, I am a free lover!" -- from spirit ghosts to Karl Marx -- Being Tennie -- Future presidentess -- Down and out in Manhattan -- Unmasking Beecher and a masked ball rape -- Jailbirds and the naked truth -- Life and death -- Panic and victory -- The star chamber -- Wickedness in high places -- Beecher's revenge -- The siege of London -- Lady Cook -- Love and libel -- Widows -- Moving on -- Last acts.
Summary: Describes the adventures of two sisters who tried to overcome the male-dominated social norms of the late nineteenth century and achieved a remarkable list of firsts, including the first woman-run brokerage house and the first woman to run for president.


MacPherson, Myra, "The scarlet sisters : sex, suffrage, and scandal in the Gilded Age," New York : Twelve, 2014.

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