I did not find Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History as engaging as I was expecting. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich inadvertently invented the slogan that is the title of this book; it was just a sentence in an article she published in the 1970s, but in the mid-90s someone used it and it took off as a slogan printed on t-shirts, mugs, etc. In this book, Ulrich explores further what this idea really means. She covers a lot of ground in exploring the history of women and how they have made history, and the relationship between their making history and their being well-behaved or not. However, it was just not all that interesting to me. It seemed almost random what she covered; the organization of the chapters and content was not obvious and it was a more general history of women than I expected – not as focused on the meaning of the slogan the entire time. In fact, the parts of the book that I found most interesting were the prologue and the afterward, in which she more explicitly discusses the slogan and its meaning(s). I do not want to say that the book is simply not good, because I am sure there are a lot of people out there who would thoroughly enjoy. For me, I think that it falls in the category of non-technical non-fiction that is simply not logical enough for my organized, analytic brain. So I cannot really say that I either recommend or disrecommend it; if you are interested in history and especially women’s history, you will probably enjoy it.