The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age
Myra MacPherson's The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age tells the true story of two sisters who threatened the patriarchy of 19th century America with their brazen attitudes in defense of women's equality. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ellen Goodman said this: "If the Scarlet Sisters hadn't existed, feminism would have had to invent them. Myra MacPherson writes the story of these fearless and path-breaking 19th-century radicals with her trademark energy and wit. This sisterhood is indeed powerful."