<p>This well-written monograph shows meticulous research. It integrates themes of race, class, and gender and infuses into a local study relevant regional and national literature while identifying the unique local context. It will serve well as a model for future studies documenting connections between the first and second women's movements and explaining the complex ways in which women exercise political influence.</p> (Journal of Southern History)
<p>[A] richly nuanced analysis of the transition from indirect to direct political participation by the post-suffrage generation. . . . This is an example of the best of the new political history.</p> (American Historical Review)
<p>Tyler's narrative of women and politics in New Orleans is enlightening as we examine women's changing roles in society.</p> (Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science)
<p>A vivid, well-written narrative on a facet of New Orleans politics never before discussed in such detail, this book is a welcome addition to urban studies on women.</p> (Choice)
<p>A first class history lesson for the general reader, as well as a major contribution to Louisiana scholarship.</p> (New OrleansTImes-Picayune) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.