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From the Publisher"McIntosh has produced a book that will be of interest to specialists but that is appropriate for an undergraduate audience. Historians of women's work will benefit from McIntosh's more holistic conceptualization of women's economic activity. And generalists will benefit from a book that is clearly and accessibly written and provides a good overview of the historiography."
-Amy M. Froide, University of Maryland, American Historical Review
"McIntosh...has broken new ground by exploiting the records of the equity courts to create a more detailed, nuanced picture of her subjects' lives."
-Barbara J. Harris, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"McIntosh has considerable insight into the ways in which women's work and women's status were related or totally distinct, from one place to the next, from one generation to another, and even within the lifespan of a single woman."
-Constance H. Berman, University of Iowa, Canadian Journal of History
"This is a well-researched and well-argued book, and in many ways an excellent summary of the state of scholarship on late medieval and early modern working Englishwomen as well."
-Gayle K. Brunelle, California State University, Fullerton
"Working Women in English Society is a valuable contribution to the golden age debate... Addressing a broader range of regions and industries over a longer period than other studies, McIntosh provides a comprehensive, nuanced, and convincing analysis of the changing fortunes of medieval and early modern women's work."
-Anna Dronzek, H-Albion
"[McIntosh] has interwoven archival research with an analysis of the current and past arguments about women's work in a patriarchal society. Her thesis is clear...It is hard to image a better study of women and work than McIntosh's book."
-Barbara A. Hanawalt, Ohio State University, Journal of Medieval Studies