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America and the pill : a history of promise, peril, and liberation

Author: Elaine Tyler May
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2010.
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In 1960, the FDA approved the contraceptive commonly known as "the pill." Advocates, developers, and manufacturers believed that the convenient new drug would put an end to unwanted pregnancy, ensure happy marriages, and even eradicate poverty. But as renowned historian Elaine Tyler May reveals in America and the Pill, it was women who embraced it and created change. They used the pill to challenge the authority of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Tyler May
ISBN: 9780465011520 0465011527 9780465024599 0465024599
OCLC Number: 435418547
Description: vii, 214 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Mothers of invention --
The population bomb --
Bedfellows --
The sexual revolution --
A pill for men? --
Questioning authority --
The pill today.
Other Titles: America & the pill
Responsibility: Elaine Tyler May.
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Judith Walzer Leavitt, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at University of Wisconsin, and author of "Make Room for Daddy: The Journey From Waiting Room to Birthing Room" "Full of vivid stories Read more...

 
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