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In the way we think of Martha Stewart, she was tough.
Interesting characters in an interesting time, a you learn a great deal about New York and the changing position of women in society.
Zimmerman is a very good writer and presents information in a way that is much more palatable than many historians.
Wow need to make a movie out of this book! Why isn't this book in history classes to tell the truth about a 22 year old woman from Amsterdam who was one of the first She-Merchants... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Glitter Girl
This book is a fascinating and readable hybrid; it is both carefully researched and well-footnoted history and, concurrently, a pleasant historical surmise. Read more
This is a brilliantly written history. I grew up in this area of New York, but knew little about the Dutch period. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lilian B. Mullane
The Women of the House was in excellent condition. I had borrowed by daughter's copy to read before I chose to purchase this book. I like to re-read books from time to time. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Aldena
Very good research of the early years of New Amsterdam and the settling of the New York area. Of particular interest is how the women functioned in the Dutch society, customs,... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Claudia A. Mader-Kus
I had hoped to learn a little about New York colonial life for women in this book-I am learning more than a little. It is extremely dense and well researched. Read morePublished on October 10, 2012 by Snarkychaser
oved this book. Ms. Zimmerman, who lives in the area in which her book is set, gives valuable, interesting, and entertaining information for women in this period of our history and... Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by Joan Sholl Francis
As a female entrepreneur this book is fascinating. The term she-merchant was new to me, and I learned a great deal about the Dutch view on women merchants, and consequently how the... Read morePublished on December 8, 2011 by Amy P K
I bought this book when it was first released. Being a resident of the Hudson Valley, I was immediately interested in reading it. I'm glad I did! Read morePublished on February 21, 2009 by NY Minerva