Queen of the Bolsheviks
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The Hidden History of Dr. Marie Equi
By Nancy Krieger
Not-so-forgotten, Dr. Marie Equi was a physician for working-class women and children, a lesbian, and a dynamic and flamboyant political activist. Spanning the period from the consolidation of northern industrial capitalism to the emergence of the U.S. as the dominant imperialist power, Equi’s life serves as a chronicle of her times and illuminates how one person was affected by and sought to change world events. Active alongside the IWW, imprisoned for her anti-war activities during World War I, this is her story.