"This has been the basic and most extensive book of documents for U.S. women's history over the past two decades. I have enjoyed using it since it was first published. No other collection compares, and it is good to have a new issue of it."--Sally M. Miller, University of the Pacific
"This book is wonderfully organized and the documents give a comprehensive view of women's lives. The introductory pages before each section and each author are very helpful."--Sarah L. Payne, Community College of Vermont
"An old friend comes for a visit and I'm so happy!"--Mary Bricker-Jenkins, Western Kentucky Univ.
"This book is versatile, not only for courses within the discipline of history, but across disciplines. Gerda's thematization of the need for a paradigm shift in our understanding of history, in order to account for the history of women, raises questions as to the nature of historical reality that are on the cutting edge of historiography and, more generally, the contemporary intellectual movement of semiotics."--Dr. Brooke Williams, Univ. of Dubuque
"[Lerner's] introduction, and the analytic essays preceding each section, are essential reading for those who want to grasp the shifts in perspective created by a woman-centered historiography."--Adrienne Rich
"Certainly among the best books of documents in women's history."--Choice
"As engrossing for the laywoman as for the scholar."--Library Journal
"Makes accessible documents and source material previously unavailable to scholars of women's history....What this remarkable collection does it stake a firm claim to the importance of the long-ignored female experience."--American Studies