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The American religious debate over birth control, 1907-1937

Author: Kathleen A Tobin
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The ongoing debates on the morality of artifical birth control sparked a heated public debate in the early twentieth century in an already religiously fragmented United States. Many denominations took part in the deliberations both publicly and privately. In examining the ideas about contraception and birth control at that time, this book considers the cultural environment, religion and its connection to the roots
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tobin, Kathleen A., 1957-
American religious debate over birth control, 1907-1937.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001
(OCoLC)651812528
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen A Tobin
ISBN: 0786410817 9780786410811
OCLC Number: 47081331
Description: vi, 226 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1907-1921: The Cultural Environment --
Religion and the Roots of Birth Control --
1921-1926: Doctrine in Question, Battle Lines Drawn --
1927-1929: Protestants Silent, Shift at Hand --
1930-1931: Lambeth and Its Aftermath --
1932-1937: Conservatives Hold Strong, Catholics Hold Stronger.
Responsibility: by Kathleen A. Tobin.

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