She was the first woman to address the U.S. Congress, the first to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street, and the first to run for president. She’s the woman Gloria Steinem called “the most controversial suffragist of them all.” In this extensively researched biography, journalist Mary Gabriel has written a comprehensive account of one of American history’s most unusual and fascinating women, who, in an era of Victorian morality, was the loudest and most radical voice for women’s equality.
“One of the most controversial American women of the late nineteenth century springs to life in this study that leaves no stone unturned.” — Publishers Weekly
“Remarkable . . . warrants a spot on every serious American history student’s bookshelf.” –Kirkus Reviews, pointer.
Mary Gabriel is a writer and editor at the Washington, D.C. bureau of the Reuters News Service and a former correspondent for United Press International. She received a master’s degree in journalism from American University and lives now in Baltimore.