“Nancy L. Cohen’s Breakthrough is required reading if you care about the future of reproductive health and rights.” – Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood
“Anyone interested in gender and politics and the change we can make should read Breakthrough. Go get it now!” – Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress
“A great account of the commitment, camaraderie, and capability of the women who’ve worked to better our nation.” — U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
“A must read! Nancy L. Cohen’s insightful observations in Breakthrough highlight the importance of women’s political leadership and the challenges all of us have faced to win.” — Wendy Greuel, former Los Angeles City Controller and Councilmember
“LOVED it. So smart. So well told. A fascinating and gripping story of how we got here and the smart women who have made it happen.” – Anna March, The Rumpus
“Intellectually, Nancy L Cohen convincingly makes the case for why it is essential that our democracy include women at the table, not just for representation’s sake, but for the better outcomes that come from involving all perspectives. Emotionally, Breakthrough reignites the passion and optimism of those who have been fighting for this for so long, too long, and simultaneously inspires those who are new to this fight.” — Sandra Fluke, social justice attorney
In Breakthrough, historian and author Nancy L. Cohen takes us inside the room with America’s leading women in politics. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with women governors and senators from both parties, experts, political operatives, and a diverse array of voters, Cohen paints an intimate portrait of the savvy women who’ve built an alternative to the Old Boys Club. In this accessible and often surprising story, Cohen introduces us to the inspiring women who wrote the playbook for how women rise in politics, as well as to a dynamic group of young women who are redefining how we think about leadership, feminism, and men’s essential role in achieving gender equality.
With Delirium, Nancy L. Cohen takes us on a thrilling journey, exposing the hidden history of the movement to turn back the clock on feminism, LGBT civil rights, and the sexual revolution itself. Delirium tells the story of how the sexual counterrevolution continues to shape today’s political landscape.
“Nancy L. Cohen, a lively writer and excellent historian, puts our current situation in historical perspective, tracing how over the past forty years the sexual counterrevolution has helped shape the political landscape. A fascinating and disturbing book.” – Eric Foner, Columbia University, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
“Delirium is an indispensable source for understanding how profoundly the politics of the body has swayed the body politic.” – Michael Kazin, author of American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation and professor of history, Georgetown University
“An impressive contribution to the political dialogue.” – Publishers Weekly
With income inequality back in the spotlight, Nancy L. Cohen’s The Reconstruction of American Liberalism reminds us that Americans have fought over the issue previously in our nation’s history. Taking us back to the debates about democracy and wealth in Gilded Age and Progressive Era America, Cohen reveals how liberals of an earlier era created the politics and culture that continue to shape 21st century America.
“This perceptive, original, and persuasive reinterpretation of political liberalism stands out as one that every future student of the half-century following the Civil War must take into account.” – David Montgomery, Yale University
“An engaging introduction to the political ideas that have helped define the modern U.S.” – Choice
“The history of liberalism never was simple, of course, a point that many historians have addressed and circled without necessarily landing squarely upon it. Nancy Cohen has dared to try, and the result is enthralling” – Michael Green, University of Nevada, in Law and History Review