- Series: Women's Studies
- Hardcover: 291 pages
- Publisher: Prometheus Books; 1st edition (2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1573927554
- ISBN-13: 978-1573927550
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,076,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Queen Silver : The Godless Girl (Women's Studies (Amherst, N.Y.) Hardcover – December 1, 1999
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"McElroy brings both fondness and frankness to Silver's work..." -- Los Angeles Times, November 1, 2000
"Profound biography of one of America's most amazing feminist thinkers." -- Foreword, November 1999
"This fascinating biography includes some of Silver's salient articles and talks." -- Utne Reader, May/June, 2000
About the Author
Wendy McElroy (Collingwood, Ontario) has written on women's and related issues for the National Review, Penthouse, Liberty, and Reason.
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McElroy has given readers a book that can be appreciated on different levels. It can be read as a straightforward biography, detailing not only Queen's life but that of her mother, Grace Vaughn Silver, socialist lecturer and union advocate, who was the dominant figure in Queen's life. At 17, Grace left an abusive home with 5.00 in her pocket and the determination never to be anyone's slave. Ten days after giving birth to Queen, the pair resumed the lecture circut and Queen's life of freethought and self-education began.
This book also serves as a valuable collection of lectures and essays, illustrating Queen's diverse interests. These writings cover a wide variety of subjects, from the lesser known subversive works of Mark Twain to one of the earliest explorations of the Salem Witch Trials.
McElroy has written an engaging history of one of America's more intriguing subversives.