in Gilded Age New York
As 1872 begins, the New York Times headlines four stories that symptomize the decay in public morals the editors so frequently decry. Financier Jim Fisk gunned down in a love triangle. Suffragist and free lover Victoria Woodhull running for president. Vice hunter Anthony Comstock battling smut dealers poisoning children’s minds. Abortionists thriving.
Through the year these stories intertwine in ways unimaginable, pulling in others famous and infamous – suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Brooklyn’s beloved preacher Henry Ward Beecher, the nation’s richest tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, William Howe, preeminent counsel to the criminal element.
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