On Tuesday evening, August 2nd, 7:00 PM in Cambridge, MA(Harvard Book Store). Author Cindy Safronoff will sign and discuss her highly successful book: “Mary Baker Eddy Vs. Victoria Claflin Woodhull and the Battle for the Soul of Marriage.”
The setting is 19th-century America, the subject: the growing “Free Love” movement and the debate is joined between two pioneering women: Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science and a defender of the institution of marriage and Victoria Claflin-Woodhull, a proponent of women’s rights and the burgeoning “Free Love” movement.
An excerpt from the author’s web page:
A woman is running for United States President! Socialism is gaining ground in America, and a campaign is underway to redefine marriage, causing a culture war between Christian leaders and feminists. The year is 1872, and Victoria Woodhull is leading the radical faction of the women’s rights movement along with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. On the other end of the women’s rights spectrum, more philosophically aligned with Lucy Stone and Mary Livermore, a movement that would put woman’s voice into the pulpit world-wide is being launched by Mary Baker Eddy, who staunchly defends the Christian view of the sanctity of marriage.