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Katharine Dexter McCormick : pioneer for women's rights

Author: Armond Fields
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book introduces readers to a remarkable woman, a driving force in the battle for the women's vote, the formation of the Women's League of Voters, the creation of Planned Parenthood, and the development of the birth control pill. McCormick stepped forward when others were afraid to act, and her unflagging fidelity to the cause made possible the social, political, and scientific achievements that today mark the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fields, Armond, 1930-
Katharine Dexter McCormick.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(OCoLC)988874943
Named Person: Katharine Dexter McCormick; Katharine Dexter McCormick
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Armond Fields
ISBN: 0275980049 9780275980047
OCLC Number: 51210582
Description: xiii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Formative Years 1 --
Marriage and Madness 35 --
Women's Suffrage 89 --
The League of Women Voters 135 --
Dr. Brill 153 --
The League of Women Voters (continued) 161 --
Birth Control 173 --
Dr. Kempf, the Trial, and the Aftermath 203 --
Birth Control (continued) 233 --
The Pill 259 --
Final Years 293.
Responsibility: Armond Fields.

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Tells the story of a formidable crusader for women's equality, McCormick was a driving force in the battle for the women's vote, the birth control movement, and Planned Parenthood.  Read more...

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