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Choice & coercion : birth control, sterilization, and abortion in public health and welfare

Author: Johanna Schoen
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2005.
Series: Gender & American culture.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In August 2003, North Carolina became the first U.S. state to offer restitution to victims of state-ordered sterilizations carried out by its eugenics program between 1929 and 1975. The decision was prompted by newspaper stories based on the research of Johanna Schoen, who was granted unique access to summaries of 7,500 case histories and the papers of the North Carolina Eugenics Board. In this book, Schoen situates  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schoen, Johanna.
Choice & coercion.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2005
(OCoLC)654640796
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Johanna Schoen
ISBN: 0807829196 9780807829196 0807855855 9780807855850
OCLC Number: 56085957
Description: xiv, 331 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : a great thing for poor folks --
Teaching birth control on Tobacco Road and in Mill Village Alley : the history of public birth control services --
Nothing is removed except the possibility of parenthood : women and the politics of sterilization --
I knew that it was a serious crime : negotiating abortion before Roe v. Wade --
Taking foam powder and jellies to the natives : family planning goes abroad --
Epilogue : from the footnotes to the headlines : sterilization apologies and their lessons.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Other Titles: Choice and coercion
Responsibility: Johanna Schoen.
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