"This two-volume set contains 63 articles focused on particular primary sources related to women’s history, particularly women’s struggles for suffrage and equality. There are four sections in the two volumes. Precursors, section 1, starts with a 15th-century letter from Joan of Arc to the King of England. Among the remaining 6 articles in this section, are Abigail Adams’s famous “Remember the Ladies” letter to her husband. There are 24 articles in Suffrage and Sensibility, part 2. Here users will find documents from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Victoria Woodhull, Sojourner Truth, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Sanger, and Emma Goldman. Part 3, Equality Now!, offers documents by Betty Friedan, Simone de Beauvoir, and Gloria Steinem, the founding statement of the National Organization of Women, and the text of Title IX and Roe v. Wade. The 12 articles in the last part, The Personal Is Political, include Anita Hill’s opening statement at the Senate confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s concurrence in Stenberg, Attorney General of Nebraska, v. Carhart. As with all the other titles in the Defining Documents series, the articles in this title include a summary overview, an explanation of the defining moment, an author biography, document analysis, and essential themes. A variety of documents are analyzed—pamphlets, essays, a constitutional amendment, letters, speeches, court decisions, court decisions, and book excerpts. Well-placed illustrations supplement the material, and each article includes a bibliography and suggestions for further reading. Appendixes include a document timeline, web resources, a bibliography, and an index. These volumes will help students learn how to closely read primary sources. It is important to note that, despite the title, this set is largely focused on American women’s history."