"A carefully researched and tightly argued portrait of the many activities undertaken by these clubwomen."
--The Journal of American History

"Johnson's comparative analysis of black and white clubwomen is a notable addition to anyone interested in Progressive Era reforms, not simply southern reform. Yet her most significant contribution is her effort to redefine the New Woman, a term that increasingly lacks a specific historic meaning."
--Florida Historical Quarterly

Johnson skillfully contrasts the histories of these white and African American clubwomen and draws upon a rich variety of personal papers and organization records to portray them and the struggles they faced.
--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

…important reading for those interested in southern progressivism, souther women's history, and the history of race relations.
--Georgia Historical Quarterly

Southern Ladies, New Women uses South Carolina as a case study for the South, impressively weaving local and state examples into regional and national narratives.
--The South Carolina Historical Magazine

…successfully analyzes the complexities of the state's racially segregated club movement…
--The Journal of African American History

…offers a refreshing perspective on African American and white southern clubwomen…
--Florida Historical Quarterly