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Sanger, Margaret 1879-1966

Works: 562 works in 1,395 publications in 9 languages and 35,690 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Periodicals  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Anecdotes  Popular works  Sources  Archives 
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Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: HQ764.S3, B
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The pivot of civilization by Margaret Sanger( )

49 editions published between 1922 and 2017 in English and held by 2,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Sanger's attempt to broaden the still-radical idea of birth control beyond its socialist and feminist roots. Moving away from a single-minded focus on women's reproductive rights to the larger issue of the general health and economic prosperity of the whole human race, Sanger argued that birth control was pivotal to a rational approach toward dealing with the threat of overpopulation and its ruinous consequences in poverty and disease. Through this book Sanger hoped to persuade the medical establishment to assume control over contraceptive distribution, and thereby to lessen the religious, legal, and moral opposition that continued to restrict access to contraceptive information. However important this book is to the history of women's rights, it remains a very problematic work from our more scientifically informed perspective today. In arguing for population control Sanger made frequent reference to the then fashionable "science" of eugenics. She also adopted its rhetoric, using such callous phrases as "the feeble-minded" and the "unfit" and advocating birth control as a means of limiting the breeding of "defectives, delinquents and dependents." Although she incorporated views and terminology commonly held in respectable medical and scientific circles of the day, Sanger's writings on eugenics, and this book in particular, have become fodder for her critics both on the left and the right, who seek to diminish her achievements and obscure what is ultimately a powerful feminist message: when women gain greater control over their fertility, they will improve the human race
Woman and the new race by Margaret Sanger( Book )

54 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chronicle of Sanger's decades-long battle to legalize and develop inforrmation on the prevention of venereal disease and then methods of birth control, during which she endured indictment, exile and prison
Motherhood in bondage by Margaret Sanger( Book )

30 editions published between 1928 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Sanger (1883-1966) was a leading figure in the American birth control movement. In Motherhood in Bondage, first published in 1928, Sanger reproduced letters written to her from women and sometimes men from all over the country, in both urban and rural areas, who were seeking advice on reproductive matters and marital relations, but mostly imploring her to help them find ways to avoid more pregnancies. The letters are grouped by theme into sixteen chapters, and Sanger wrote an introduction to each chapter. In her new foreword for this edition, Margaret Marsh describes the controversies surrounding these letters and places them in their historical context."--Jacket
Ograniczenie ... Liczby Dzieci by Margaret Sanger( )

81 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Sanger started the Birth Control movement in America. She has been praised as a hero by some and damned as a villain by others. Read the surprising explicit book written by her in 1917!" -- Back cover
Margaret Sanger : an autobiography by Margaret Sanger( Book )

23 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A moving story of action - direct, forceful, and plain-spoken ... It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of this autobiography."--Saturday Review of Literature. While working as a nurse amid the squalor of New York's Lower East Side in the early twentieth century, Margaret Sanger witnessed the devastating effects of unwanted pregnancies. Women already overwhelmed by the burdens of poverty had no recourse; their doctors were either ignorant of effective methods of birth control or were unwilling to risk defying the law. Sanger resolved to dedicate her life to establishing birth control as a basic human right. Her battles brought a world of troubles - arrest, indictment, and exile among them - but ultimately she triumphed, opening the first American birth control clinic in 1916 and serving as the first president of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in 1953. A fascinating firsthand account of an early crusade for women's healthcare, this autobiography is a classic of women's studies and social reform."
Happiness in marriage by Margaret Sanger( Book )

32 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in English and Urdu and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Sanger, mother of the birth control movement in America, published this marriage manual in 1926. In the book, which was one of the first of its kind allowed to be sold, Ms. Sanger offers practical and intimate advice for achieving the ideal relationship. Today, more than 60 years later, her advice is both valuable and thoroughly modern."--P. [4] of cover
The Birth control review( )

in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new motherhood by Margaret Sanger( Book )

16 editions published between 1922 and 1970 in English and German and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What every girl should know by Margaret Sanger( Book )

46 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A part of the Duke Medical Center Library History of Medicine Ephemera Collection
Proceedings of the World Population Conference, held at the Salle centrale, Geneva, August 29th to September 3rd, 1927 by World Population Conference (1954- )( Book )

15 editions published between 1927 and 1930 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A szülések korlátozása. A hatodik bovitett kiasás után by Margaret Sanger( )

3 editions published in 1917 in Hungarian and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman Rebel( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What every boy and girl should know by Margaret Sanger( Book )

7 editions published between 1927 and 1969 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Reports and papers] by International Birth Control Conference( Book )

8 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman rebel( )

in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Round the world for birth control : with Margaret Sanger and Edith How-Martyn : an account of an international tour by Birth Control International Information Centre (Great Britain)( )

5 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practice of contraception; an international symposium and survey by Margaret Sanger( Book )

13 editions published between 1931 and 1992 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat bijdragen over geboortenregeling en abortus in diverse landen, o.a. de tekst van een lezing door H. de Wolf, getiteld 'Birth control work in Holland', p.272
Large or small families? : legitimate methods of birth-control by George H Swasey( Book )

1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birth Control Review( )

in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What every mother should know, or, How six little children were taught the truth by Margaret Sanger( Book )

14 editions published between 1911 and 1925 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The following articles were put into story form for the mother so as to enable her to make the truth and facts just as interesting to a child's imagination as possible."--Page [4]
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Motherhood in bondage
Woman and the new raceMotherhood in bondageMargaret Sanger : an autobiographyHappiness in marriageBirth control in America : the career of Margaret SangerMargaret Sanger : an autobiographyMargaret Sanger : a life of passion
Alternative Names
Higgins, Margaret

Higgins Margaret 1879-1966

Higgins, Margaret Louisa.

Higgins Margaret Louisa 1879-1966

Higgins Margaret Louise

Margaret Higgins Sanger

Margaret Sanger Amerikaans verpleegster (1879-1966)

Margaret Sanger infirmière américaine, militante pour les droits liés à la reproduction

Margaret Sanger US-amerikanische Krankenschwester, Feministin und Geburtskontrollaktivistin

Margaret Sangerová

Mārgarita Sengere

Sanger-Higgins Margaret

Sanger M.H.

Sanger, Margaret 1883-1966

Sanger Margaret H.

Sanger Margaret H. 1879-1966

Sanger, Margaret H. (Margaret Higgins), 1879-1966

Sanger Margaret Higgins

Sanger Margaret Higgins 1879-1966

Sanger, Margaret (Higgins), 1883-1966

Sanger, Margaret Louisa.

Sanger Margaret Louise

Senger Margaret H. 1879-1966

Slee, Margaret

Μάργκαρετ Σάνγκερ

Маргарет Сенгер американська феміністка і просвітителька

Сэнгер, Маргарет

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סנגר, מרגרט ה 1879-1966

סענגער, מארגארעט 1879־1966

סענגער, מארגארעט, ה.

סענגער, מרגרט ה 1879-1966

مارجريت سانجر

مارغريت سانجر، 1879-1966

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