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Birth control and the rights of women : post-suffrage feminism in the early twentieth century

Author: Clare Debenham
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2014.
Series: International library of cultural studies, 31.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring new archival material in the form of memoirs, personal papers, and press cuttings, examines the British campaign for the right to birth control that followed granting the vote to women in 1919.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Debenham
ISBN: 9781780764351 1780764359
OCLC Number: 869885975
Description: ix, 287 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Rediscovering the post-suffrage birth control campaign --
The emergence of the birth control movement --
Birth control--a feminist issue? --
Anatomy of the birth control clinics --
Challenging the opposition --
Shifting ideologies : birth controllers, feminists, the Malthusian League and Eugenics Society --
Working the political parties --
The end of the campaign? --
Appendix : collective biography of birth control activists.
Series Title: International library of cultural studies, 31.
Responsibility: Clare Debenham.

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