Women and Men Political Theorists is a rich and insightful collection of essays that restores important works to the arena of modern political theory and debate. Organized by theme, the book pairs up lesser-known figures with canonical writers, to produce a unique historical dialogue. The perspectives of Mary Astell, Mary Wollstonecraft, and African American writers like Maria W. Stewart and Anna Julia Cooper answer issues raised by Locke, Rousseau, Mill, and other classical theorists. The editor's fresh approach sheds new light on traditional and feminist concepts. Her substantial critical introductions, biographical material, and bibliographies provide an indispensable resource for students and researchers.