"An almost panoramic look at our history and culture through the eyes of American women."—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"A delightful collection of belles letters in the most literal sense of the term, and a worthy successor to the editors’ previous volume [Letters of the Century]."—Publishers Weekly
"Whether as a rich primary source or simply an illuminating read, Women’s Letters is…. sure to be required reading not just for devotees of women’s history or the fine art of letter writing but also for surveying the broad scope of American history itself."—Library Journal
"These 400 letters chronicle the changes in women’s status even as their personal lives continue to revolve around family and friends, telling the stories of their lives and the life of the nation with incredible breadth and depth."—Booklist, starred review
"Women’s Letters ranges far and wide, both across the country and across the landscape of experience…. Reading the personal, unfiltered words of so many women through the centuries spurs a much more intimate connection with the past—and a better understanding of it—than most college textbooks can. Too bad "Women’s Letters" wasn’t around when we were trudging across the dry terrain of American History 101."—Minneapolis Star Tribune
From the Hardcover edition.