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From the Publisher"Fuchs has written an outstanding and ambitious study gender and poverty in nineteenth-century Europe."
Judith F. Stone, Western Michigan University, Journal of Interdisciplinary History
"...a highly informative and accessible overview of the experience of poverty, particularly women's experiences of it, in both rural and urban areas of Western Europe and Russia during the "long nineteenth century." Given this book's thematic range and scope and the easy, fluid way in which it is written, it will appeal to a broad range of academics and nonspecialists, students and the general reader, who have an interest in comparative social, culturaland women's history..."
--History: Review of New Books
"...a solid introduction to the issues involving women's and gender history, the concepts of 'history from below,' and the distinction among the various schools of contemporary historiography." -Janet M. C. Walmsley, H-German