"Blewett challenges historians to incorporate gender analysis and
a tradition of working women's protest into the history of the American
-- Georgia Historical Quarterly
"[Blewett's] detailed reconstruction of feminist perspectives in
shoeworker protest and the divisions created by the competing loyalties
to sisterhood and to working-class families is among the best available.
. . . With works like this, it should be impossible to write about the
American working class without including women."
-- Historical Journal of Massachusetts
"A highly stimulating and rewarding book."
-- Journal of Interdisciplinary History