Bohemian New York and the Secret Club that Sparked Modern Feminism
by Joanna Scutts
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Pub Date 14 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 30 Jun 2022
The dazzling story of the early feminists who blazed a trail for the movement’s most radical ideas.
New York City, 1912: in downtown Greenwich Village, a group of women gathered, all with a plan to change the world.
This was the first meeting of ‘Heterodoxy’, a secret social club. Its members were passionate advocates of women’s suffrage, labour rights, equal marriage and free love. They were socialites and socialists; reformers and revolutionaries; artists, writers and scientists. Hotbed is the never-before-told story of the club whose audacious ideas and unruly acts transformed an international feminist agenda into a modern way of life.
For readers who loved Mo Moulton’s Mutual Admiration Society and Francesca Wade’s Square Haunting.
'Deeply researched and deftly rendered... a spirited, inspiring history'
LAUREN ELKIN, author of Flâneuse
'A transporting tour-de-force of storytelling'
JANICE P. NIMURA, author of The Doctors Blackwell
'Spirit and panache... one for anyone interested in the history of feminism, friendship, or New York City'
RUTH FRANKLIN, award winning author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
'A wonderful tribute to the "restless audacious [and] creative spirit" that pushes a culture beyond convention and complacency and toward something new... fascinating'
MAGGIE DOHERTY, award winning author of The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s
Average rating from 2 members
A wonderfully immersive and insightful book on how feminism shaped itself and what pushe it to reach the sky and impact the lives of people all around the world. A wonderful written account on the history of feminism, it gracefully captures the creative ethos behind it. Amazing. Thank you publisher for the e-arc.
A well researched and fascinating book that made me learn something new. There's not a lot of historical books about feminism before the Wars and this book talks about a club and the women who were member.
I appreciated the style of writing and enjoyed it.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine