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Sexual Power: Feminism and the Family in America

"Sexual Power speaks to a wide range of readers: scholars of women's history, American social history, and feminist theory; students in women's studies classes and lay readers interested in gender issues. I am impressed with the scope and approach of this work, the way Johnston framed her argument, and the research undertaken to document this synthesis."

–Mary E. Frederickson


"A strong and good book, accurate in its research and reporting–compelling in its argument... Johnston creates a meaningful and well-constructed narrative of women's history, as well as a good argument that the paradox of women's power and women's limitations within the family has been a shaping force of U.S. feminism."

–Gayle Graham Yates

A nominee for a Pulitzer Prize