From School Library Journal
Yvonne Frey, Peoria Public Schools, IL
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"A solid introduction to the lives and experiences of American women in the first half of the nineteenth century... Goldberg does a fine job of presenting complex issues in language comprehensible to young readers... One of the work's major strenths is the large number of marvellous illustrations that supplement the text. Photographs, lithographs, paintings, and reproductions of documents enliven Goldberg's points, and allow young readers to put faces to names and images to ideas.... Goldberg employs succinct and effective prose to lead his readers through a lively account of this important period... Breaking New Ground represents a step forward in presenting the history of American women to young readers."--H-Net Book Review
"Useful for students interested in the history of ideas."--School Library Journal