Letters and Politics

Victoria Woodhull’s 1872 Presidential Run. And the Story of GDP

A conversation with Ellen Fitzpatrick on Victoria Woodhull: free love advocate, newspaper editor who was the first to publish the Communist Manifesto in English in the US and who was the first female Presidential candidate in 1872. She spent election night in jail.  Ellen Fitzpatrick is a Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire and author of the book The Highest Glass Ceiling. 

Later, we speak to Ehsan Masood author of the book The Great Invention: The Story of GDP and the Making and Unmaking of the Modern World.

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