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WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for WomenLong before women stepped foot in the kitchen, they were out in the fields. Tracing back to the 15th century, With These Hands shows how women were the agricultural force who cultivated the land, nutured their families and controlled a portion of the agricommunity. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, historians have neglected to research and document this aspect of history, since it tends to reflect on the lives of poor and minority women. Revealing a relatively unknown perspective on agriculture, these writings and period photos bring to light the working lives of women. Illuminated are the ways in which they gained energy and power from those experiences.