Frankel's thoroughness is admirable. (Amy Larocca, London Review of Books.
Impeccably researched...highly readable. (Emmanuelle Smith, Financial Times
It's quiet a page turner. (Susan Elkin, Independent on Sunday
Her's is a fascinating story... admirably revealed in this endlessly fascinating biography of an extraordinary woman and her 40-year career. (Peter Burton, Daily Express
About the Author
is the Assistant Director, Women, Minorities, and Teaching at the American Historical Association. Her books include Freedom's Women: Black Women and Families in Civil War Era Mississippi
and Break Those Chains at Last: African Americans, 1860-1880
(OUP, 1996). She lives in the Washington, D.C, area.