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A history of the birth control movement in America
A history of the birth control movement in America
by:Engelman, Peter.
This work tells the story of a group of reformers dedicated to making contraception legal, accessible, and acceptable. It details how Margaret Sanger's campaign beginning in 1914 to challenge anti obscenity laws criminalizing the distribution of contraceptive information grew into one of the most far reaching social reform movements in American history. The book opens with a discussion of the history of birth control methods and the criminalization of contraception and abortion in the 19th century. The women-led birth control movement defied the law to advocate one of the most controversial ideas in modern times: that women should have control over if and when to have children. The movement overcame government suppression and vigorous religious and moral opposition to insure that contraception became a necessary component of modern healthcare. The core of the book is a narrative of the campaign in the 20th century, recalling the arrests and indictments, banned publications, imprisonments, confiscations, clinic raids, mass meetings, and courtroom dramas that publicized the cause across the nation. Attention is paid to the movement's thorny alliances with medicine and eugenics and especially to its success in precipitating a profound shift in sexual attitudes that turned the use of contraception into an acceptable social practice. Finally, the birth control movement is linked to court won privacy protections and the present day movement for reproductive rights.
Santa Barbara, Calif. :Praeger, ©2011.
Book
ISBN: 9780313365102, 0313365091, 0313365105, 9780313365096
OCLC: 676729133

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The American religious debate over birth control, 1907-1937
The American religious debate over birth control, 1907-1937
by Tobin, Kathleen A.,
Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland, ©2001.
Book
ISBN: 0786410817, 9780786410811
The birth control clinic in a marketplace world
The birth control clinic in a marketplace world
by Holz, Rosemarie Petra,
Rochester, NY :University of Rochester Press, 2012.
eBook
ISBN: 1571138293, 9781571138293
Birth control on main street : organizing clinics in the United States, 1916-1939
Birth control on main street : organizing clinics in the United States, 1916-1939
by Hajo, Cathy Moran.
Urbana :University of Illinois Press, ©2010.
Book
ISBN: 0252035364, 0252077253, 9780252035364, 9780252077258
Birth control and American modernity : a history of popular ideas
Birth control and American modernity : a history of popular ideas
by MacNamara, Trent,
Book
ISBN: 9781316519585, 1316519589
Woman's body, woman's right : a social history of birth control in America
Woman's body, woman's right : a social history of birth control in America
by Gordon, Linda.
New York :Penguin Books, 1977, ©1976.
Book
ISBN: 0140046836, 9780140046830
Pregnancy and power : a short history of reproductive politics in America
Pregnancy and power : a short history of reproductive politics in America
by Solinger, Rickie,
New York :New York University Press, ©2005.
eBook
ISBN: 1429415029, 0814798276, 9781429415026, 9780814798270
Contraceptive diplomacy : reproductive politics and imperial ambitions in the United States and Japan
Contraceptive diplomacy : reproductive politics and imperial ambitions in the United States and Japan
by Takeuchi-Demirci, Aiko,
Book
ISBN: 1503602257, 9781503604407, 1503604411, 1503604403, 9781503602250, 9781503604414
Devices and desires : a history of contraceptives in America
Devices and desires : a history of contraceptives in America
by Tone, Andrea,
New York :Hill and Wang, 2002, ©2001.
Book
ISBN: 0809038161, 9780809038169
On the pill : a social history of oral contraceptives ; 1950-1970
On the pill : a social history of oral contraceptives ; 1950-1970
by Watkins, Elizabeth Siegel.
Baltimore :Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1998.
Book
ISBN: 9780801858765, 0801858763
America and the pill : a history of promise, peril, and liberation
America and the pill : a history of promise, peril, and liberation
by May, Elaine Tyler.
New York :Basic Books, 2011, ©2010.
Book
ISBN: 0465024599, 9780465011520, 9780465024599, 0465011527
Birth control politics in the United States, 1916-1945
Birth control politics in the United States, 1916-1945
by McCann, Carole R.
Ithaca :Cornell Univ. Press, 1994.
Book
ISBN: 9780801424908, 0801424909
The Margaret Sanger papers : documents from the Sophia Smith Collection and college archives, Smith College
The Margaret Sanger papers : documents from the Sophia Smith Collection and college archives, Smith College
by Sanger, Margaret,
Bethesda, MD :University Publications of America, ©1995.
Microform
ISBN: 1556555296, 9781556555299
Behind every choice is a story
Behind every choice is a story
by Feldt, Gloria,
College Station, Tex. :Texas A & M University Press ; 2003.
Book
ISBN: 1574411586, 9781574411584
The Margaret Sanger papers.
The Margaret Sanger papers.
by Sanger, Margaret,
Bethesda, MD :University Publications of America, ©1996.
Microform
ISBN: 9781556556357, 1556556357