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The moral property of women : a history of birth control politics in America

Author: Linda Gordon
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"The only book to cover the entire history of birth control and the intense controversies about reproduction rights that have raged in the United States for more than 150 years, The Moral Property of Women is a thoroughly updated and revised edition of the award-winning historian Linda Gordon's classic history Woman's Body, Woman's Rights, originally published in 1976"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gordon, Linda.
Moral property of women.
Urbana and Chicago : University of Illinois Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002001551
(OCoLC)48958408
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Gordon
ISBN: 9780252095276 0252095278 9781283959995 1283959992
OCLC Number: 828736024
Notes: Substantially rev. and updated ed. of: Woman's body, woman's right. 2nd ed. 1990.
First Illinois paperback, 2007.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 446 pages)
Contents: Introduction: birth control, the moral property of women --
From folk medicine to prohibition to resistance. The prehistory of birth control ; The criminals ; Prudent sex --
Birth control and women's rights. Voluntary motherhood ; Social purity and eugenics ; Race suicide ; Continence or indulgence ; Birth control and social revolution --
From women's rights to family planning. Professionalization ; Depression ; Planned parenthood ; Birth control becomes public policy --
Birth control in the era of second-wave feminism. Abortion: the mother controversy ; Is nothing simple about reproduction control? --
Conclusion: Birth control and feminism.
Other Titles: History of birth control politics in America
Responsibility: Linda Gordon.

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Covers the history of birth control and the controversies about reproduction rights that have raged in the United States. From the earliest attempts of women to organize for the legal control of  Read more...

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Praise for earlier editions: "A major contribution to the history that feminists must know if we are not to repeat it." -- Adrienne Rich Praise for earlier editions: "[Gordon's] analyses are novel, Read more...

 
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