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3. Gothic Undercurrents

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Henry Ward Beecher - Selected Archive Items

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[7239] Thomas Nast, "Get Thee Behind Me, (Mrs.) Satan!" (1872),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-74994].
Print depicting tired woman, with children and drunken man on her back, speaking to winged woman carrying sign reading, "Be saved by free love." The winged figure represents suffragist and spiritualist Victoria Woodhull.

[7240] James E. Cook, Testimony in the Great Beecher-Tilton Scandal Case Illustrated (1875),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-121959].
Cartoon satirizing Henry Ward Beecher's scandalous court case. Depicts Beecher kissing Mrs. Francis Moulton, who is sitting on his lap.

[9013] Henry Ward Beecher, The Strange Woman (1892),
from Addresses to Young Men, published by H. Altemus, Philadelphia.
In this sermon Beecher warns young men against the dangers of female sexuality, which he saw as a force possessing near-supernatural power over an unguarded man's will.

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