In this study of women from the Puritan revolution to the 1930s, the author shows how class and sex, work and family, personal life and social pressures have shaped and hindered women's struggles for equality.
'An important and valuable achievement.' -- New York Times 'I admire Sheila Rowbotham's directness. Women should be grateful for a book of this kind, which fills our inadequate record of the past' -- New Statesman 'Groundbreaking ... One of the first books to make women's history available to a wide audience.' -- Guardian