Hotbed: Bohemian New York and the Secret Club that Sparked Modern Feminism
CATEGORY:Memoir & Biography
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.