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Birth control in America : the career of Margaret Sanger

Author: David M Kennedy
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1970.
Series: Yale publications in American studies, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The relation between Margaret Sanger's character and the nature of the birth control movement she led in the U.S. is explored from 1912, when her pioneering work began, until 1945, when, simultaneously, the U.S. government accepted the idea of birth control and Mrs. Sanger retired from leadership of the movement. The book tries to illuminate, through Mrs. Sanger's life, an aspect of American society of that period,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Historical Works
Portraits
History
Biographies
Named Person: Margaret Sanger; Margaret Sanger; Margaret Sanger; Margaret Sanger
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Kennedy
ISBN: 9780300012026 0300012020 9780300014952 0300014953
OCLC Number: 78042
Awards: Bancroft Prize, 1971.
Description: xi, 320 pages : portrait ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Woman Rebel --
The nineteenth-century heritage : the family, feminism, and sex --
The organization of a social movement --
Revolution and repression : the changing ideology of birth control --
Margaret Sanger, sexuality, and feminism --
The debate on morality --
Birth control and American medicine --
Birth control and the law --
The fruits of rebellion.
Series Title: Yale publications in American studies, 18.
Responsibility: David M. Kennedy.

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The relation between Margaret Sanger's character and the nature of the birth control movement she led in the U.S. is explored from 1912, when her pioneering work began, until 1945, when, simultaneously, the U.S. government accepted the idea of birth control and Mrs. Sanger retired from leadership of the movement. The book tries to illuminate, through Mrs. Sanger's life, an aspect of American society of that period, the context in which Mrs. Sanger worked, and the attitudinal and institutional responses she evoked. The focus is on the public career of Margaret Sanger, not her private life. A thorough bibliographical essay and selected bibliography are included at the end.

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