"Jo Freeman is one of the most perceptive participants in the movement for women's liberation This book is required reading for those who would understand its politics."
Jerome Skolnick, University of California, Berkeley
"It is a book to read without wincing, a real "high." It is one of those rarities, a highly original book, tracing the origins and development of the current wave of women's liberation. Since I am quite familiar with the feminist movement, I had not expected to learn a great deal but found myself activated and rejuvenated by the positive driving force of the book."
Cathryn Adamsky, Purdue University
"Up to now, nobody has been sure what the women's liberation movement is, we just know it is happening. Jo Freeman makes up for feminism's peculiar lack of political analysis."
Nancy Borman, Majority Report
"Jo Freeman's enlightening study transcends the limits of group theory, significantly enriches the literature on social movements, and contributes new perspectives to the assessment of alternative means of political organization."
Ira Katznelson, University of Chicago
"It is a shrewd, discriminating, and lively exploration of American interest groups and social movements; a major contribution to American interest group and public policy articulation. This study of the women's movement breaks new ground and refutes old ideas about the conditions under which power is organized, used, and implemented in America."
Edgar Litt, University of Connecticut
"If you want to know what's happening in the women's movement, what it means, how it began and where it is going, then Jo Freeman's book is the one to read. Her lively analysis of the many facets of the women's movement is a happy combination of a fine feminist approach, sharply honed by a solid political science background."
Political Science Association
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Harrison, Cynthia, Library Journal, March 15, 1975.
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Sherr, Lynn, The New York Times Book Review, October 5, 1975, pp. 38, 40.
Matera, Mariane, "Women's Lib Dissected," Richmond News-Leader, Richmond, Virginia, November 5, 1975.
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Bay, Debbie, Matrix, Winter 1975-76.
Jaquette, Jane, "Assessing the Women's Movement", Signs, Vol. 2, No. 1, Autumn 1976, pp. 154-5.
Allen, Donna, "Jo Freeman Recounts Early Media Interaction --Movement and "Straight" Media," Media Report to Women, November 1, 1976, p. 8.
Thorne, Barrie, Sex Roles, Vol. 2:1, 1976, pp. 98-101.
Revue Française de Science Politique, Paris, France, Juin 1976.
Swiebel, Joke, "Freeman over beweging en beleid," Folioge, feminist quarterly from the Netherlands, No. 4, 1976, pp. 9-11.