February 25, 2015

Elizabeth Ryland Priestley

Eugene Volokh disinters Elizabeth Ryland Priestley from the dust of history here in a short essay for the New York University Journal of Law & Liberty. Priestley wrote some of Thomas Cooper's Political Essays, but has not gotten proper credit, even though Cooper noted the co-authorship by marking the essays with her initials. Professor Volokh recounts some of her literary and personal history in his piece and also points out that few women intellectuals of the period received any sort of notice for their work. 

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