This worthy addition to gender relations literature allows Manley to elaborate on her premise of the utility of female participatory experiences in authoritarian regimes as a vehicle for feminist progress. . . . Highly recommended.
Fills in the yawning lacunae concerning women’s roles during the reigns of the two infamous Dominican caudillos of the twentieth century. . . . This assiduously researched monograph deserves an audience beyond specialists in the Dominican Republic, to reach anyone interested in women and dictatorship.
--American Historical Review