Forty-eight years before women won the right to vote, one woman dared to run for President of the United States, yet her name has been virtually written out of the history books. This is the story of Victoria Woodhull, a woman who dared to challenge the conventions of post-Civil War America, setting a precedent that is still followed by female politicians.
Forty-eight years before women were granted the right to vote, Victoria Woodhull dared to run for President of the United States, yet her name has been virtually written out of the history books.
Rising from the shame of an abusive childhood and marriage, Victoria sets into motion plans that shatter the old boys club of Wall Street and invade the halls of Congress. But it’s not just her ambition that threatens men of wealth and privilege; when she announces her candidacy for President in the 1872 election, they realize she may usurp the power they’ve so long fought to protect.
Those who support her laud “Notorious Victoria” as a gifted spiritualist medium and healer, a talented financial mind, a fresh voice in the suffrage movement, and the radical idealist needed to move the nation forward. But those who dislike her see a dangerous force who is too willing to speak out when women are expected to be quiet. Ultimately, “Mrs. Satan’s” radical views on women’s rights, equality of the sexes, free love and the role of politics in private affairs collide with her tumultuous personal life to endanger all she has built and change how she is viewed by future generations.