Laura Gowing is lecturer in history at King's College, London.
First Place winner of the 2003 New England Museum Association
Publication Design Competition
Winner of the 2004 Joan Kelly Memorial Prize sponsored by the American Historical Association
Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2005 by Choice Magazine
"This is a wonderful book . . . offering a new perspective on why men needed women to regulate each other and on why women were willing to do so. A provocative and persuasive piece of history."-Cynthia Herrup, Duke University