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Barbara Goldsmith's portrait of suffragette Victoria Woodhull and her times was hailed by George Plimpton as "a beautifully written biography of a remarkable woman" and by Gloria Steinem as "more memorable than a dozen histories."

A highly readable combination of history and biography, Other Powers interviews the stories of some of the most colorful social, political, and religious figures of America's Victorian era with the courageous and notorious life of Victoria Woodhull--psychic, suffragette, publisher, presidential candidate, and self-confessed practitioner of free love. It is set amid the battle for women's suffrage, the Spiritualist movement that swept across the nation in the age of Radical Reconstruction following the Civil War, and the bitter fight that pitted black men against white women in the struggle for the right to vote.

Peter Gay found Other Powers "Irresistible...this is a biography guaranteed to keep the reader reading." And Gloria Steinem called it "A real-life novel of how one charismatic woman...turned women's suffrage, the church, New York City, and much of the country on its ear." Review
In Other Powers Barbara Goldsmith takes a wide-ranging approach to the life of controversial feminist Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927). Goldsmith places her buccaneering subject within the context of 19th-century America's fascination with spiritualism, which enabled an accomplished medium like Woodhull to escape her impoverished origins and amass considerable wealth. Goldsmith also ably delineates the freewheeling Woodhull's uneasy relations with more respectable ladies in the women's suffrage movement and portrays the hatred of sexual hypocrisy that ultimately brought Woodhull's relentless enemies who wrecked her public career. History illuminates biography--and vice versa--in this boundary-defying work.
Victoria & Albert


Victoria & Albert by A&E

  • Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
  • Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • English

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The world remembers Queen Victoria as a staid and stately dowager in black, but Victoria and Albert shows the other side of the monarch who gave her name to an era - the emotional young queen whose reign was shaped by her passionate love for her German-born husband, Prince Albert.

Disc One:
Kept isolated form the court by her domineering mother, Victoria seems unprepared for the throne when King William IV (Sir Peter Ustinov) dies. But the teenage queen shows surprising strength and resolve, and puts her full faith in the political counsel of Lord Melbourne, the Prime Minister. With the help of Belgium's King Leopold, a meeting is arranged between Victoria and her cousin, Prince Albert of Germany. Though initially reluctant, she falls utterly in love when she sees him, and they are married after a brief courtship.

Disc Two:
The changing political fortunes of Lord Melbourne finally afford Albert the opportunity to become involved in the affairs of state - a role Victoria had previously resisted. Soon, his wise counsel leads the Queen to call him "king in everything but name." But their joint rule would not last long, as Albert's tireless work on the Great Exhibition of 1851 comes at the cost of his health. He never fully recovers, eventually succumbing to typhoid fever in 1862, leaving Victoria to rule alone for nearly 40 years.

Why are London's cabbies getting so angry? - BBC News

There is no doubt their hard won, sole right to be hailed and pick up in the street is shrinking and there are many concerns if you drive a black cab. There are now 90,000 private hire vehicles on the streets and apps like Uber and 'ehailing' by phone means it is easy to find a lift. Cabbies also say there is a lack of enforcement by Transport for London (TfL) on touts and there are too many road works, with some cabbies complaining the construction of cycle superhighways are contributing to congestion. Also, new cabs will have to be electric from 2018. More broadly, cabbies have found themselves isolated politically (even though they do have a representative on the board of TfL) as the trend in cities is to give more space over to pedestrians... The Conservative mayoral hopeful Zac Goldsmith has said he would allow electric cars in bus lanes in which black cabs are allowed to go. And more areas of London are being closed to cars and cabs. City of London has said it will close the notorious Bank junction to all traffic apart from buses and cyclists to make it safer for the 18,000 pedestrians an hour that use it. Tavistock Place is another example. The rise in cycling and the increase in cycling infrastructure certainly attracts anger from the black cab trade. On some roads according to the 2013 Central London Cycle Census, cyclists make up 24% of road-based vehicles in the morning peak. But as well as the rise in cycling, there has also been a big jump in the number of 'white vans'. According to TfL,25% of peak traffic in London are now vans, and 5% are HGVs. Also the number of private hire vehicles (PHVs) entering the congestion charge zone has also jumped. There are now 91,465 PHV registered drivers compared to 76,249 at the start of 2014. TfL predicts it could reach 128,000 by 2017. It also believes about 8% to 10% of vehicles in peak traffic are now PHVs and the mayor thinks it is the private hire... There are big redevelopment projects at Lewisham Gateway, Victoria and Nine Elms. At City Hall congestion is seen as a concern. In the latest Street Performance report it says: "We've seen a significant deterioration in London-wide traffic speeds during observed hours of 07:00 to 19:00. These decreased by 1. 0 mph to 17. 5 mph compared to Q1 last year, representing a 5. 6%... Source:

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  • Why are London's cabbies getting so angry?

    11/24/15 ,via BBC News

    There are big redevelopment projects at Lewisham Gateway, Victoria and Nine Elms. There are road improvements schemes at Aldgate, Shepherd's Bush town centre and Elephant and Castle. At City Hall congestion is seen as a concern. If you look at the 

  • WNC all-conference volleyball - the complete list

    11/23/15 ,via Asheville Citizen-Times

    Ashley McBee, Katlyn Galloway and Abby Williams (Brevard); Montana Goldsmith (East Henderson); Hayley Hamilton and Lexi Taro (Franklin); Caroline Marsh, Alex Oates, Megan Edwards and Teegan Bullock (North Henderson); Brooklyn Allen and Alexis


Please send your BIG LOVE to Marco Goldsmith today <3 <3 xx oo @ Geelong, Victoria 11/22/15, @BlueHeatBlues
#streetphotography #35mm #leica #kodak #graffiti @ Brunswick, Victoria, Australia 11/20/15, @Brett_Goldsmith
RT @Winette_vdGraaf: Had, totally unexpected, a lovely chat with a female member of Goldsmith Choral Union in the train to Victoria. #Londo… 11/19/15, @sdypthemovement


  • Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

    flour, heavy cream, strawberry jam, sugar, butter, cake, raspberries, eggs, powdered sugar, milk, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract, zest


  • The Incorrect Columns Of Uncle Cosimo

    iUniverse. 2008. ISBN: 9780595624249,0595624243. 244 pages.

    Threatened with the ending of his teaching career unless he publishes scholarly work soon, Dawson Goldsmith embarks of writing a literary biography of his uncle, who became a successful and noteworthy novelist after a career in journalism. He discovers that his uncle was a man with secrets that not only determined the course of his life and his early death. That knowledge jolted Dawson out of the tranquility of his sheltered life into a world of danger that required fortitude and action unlike anything required of his before.

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  • SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Kate Rothschild ditches former brother-in-law Zac Goldsmith's Tories to become Green Party's biggest donor

    11/19/15 ,via Daily Mail

    Zac Goldsmith is Kate’s local MP in Richmond ... where the Duke held his 80th birthday party last month. ‘Queen Victoria and Prince Albert produced nine children, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra had six. King George V and Queen Mary also had ...

  • Xero chief Victoria Crone considers standing for Auckland mayor

    11/17/15 ,via New Zealand Herald

    Victoria Crone, New Zealand managing director of Xero ... along with Auckland ministers Nikki Kaye and Paul Goldsmith. "There's no mayoral candidate. Our focus is on quality candidates across Auckland," Wood said.

  • Victoria saw the busiest advance polls in B.C.

    10/15/15 ,via The Vancouver Sun

    while Victoria is expected to be a close race between NDP incumbent Murray Rankin and Green Jo-Ann Roberts. On the mainland, former West Vancouver mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, running for the Liberals in the West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast, is proving a ...


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