The Book Review Editor of the Journal of Women’s History commissions timely Book Review Essays from leading scholars in the field. These essays highlight a subject or method that unites multiple recent books (typically 2-5). The Book Review Essays provide an enduring reflection on important turning points in scholarship, and signal major contributions to critical questions of broad interest to all practitioners in the field of women’s and gender history. Book Review Essays should be between 2,000-5,000 words long (excluding notes). We do not accept unsolicited essays.