Unfortunately I should have purchased the first edition instead of the second. I was looking for the edition that had my great-grandmother's photo. I will have to try to find the first edition. The book was in good condition, and I was glad to get it for the contents.
This book is a collection of articles written in the 70s shortly after "correlation". As a result, one or two of the articles have a slightly bitter tone regarding the resultant loss of female autonomy. Interestingly, however, the predictions made then about how the church would have to change it's RS programs to suit the new global church have come to pass with the new Enrichment program.
Because the articles are written by women with an interest who are not necessarily historians, the articles are of varying quality. Nevertheless, the book is definitely worth a read and should be in your library of Church books.
Despite the title, not all of the articles are about early Utah women. Many of them deal with cultural issues of today. Polygamy is treated but not in as much detail as I would have expected (or preferred) by Mormon women writers.
For the faint of heart, nothing in here is likely to try your faith or tempt you to leave the Church, and know that the authors have tried to be objective about historical, social, and political issues facing Mormon Women.