Sex Wars: A Novel of the Turbulent Post-Civil War Period
by Marge Piercy, a review from Christian Science Monitor by Yvonne Zipp.
"Say 'free love,' 'birth control,' and feminism,' and most Americans will immediately respond: 'the'60s!' In Marge Piercy's new novel, Sex Wars: A Novel of the Turbulent Post-Civil War Period, that's still the right answer, give or take 100 years. The title would have been apt for many of the Massachusetts-based author's 15 previous novels, since Piercy always has been concerned with how perceptions of gender shape women's lives. That topic is also central to the characters of Sex Wars, many of whom come direct from the history books: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, founders of the American women's rights movement, and Victoria Woodhull, a spiritualist who ran for president and became the first female stockbroker in the United States." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor review.