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Revolutionary conceptions : women, fertility, and family limitation in America, 1760-1820

Author: Susan E Klepp; Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, 2009
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In the Age of Revolution, how did American women conceive their lives and marital obligations? By examining the attitudes and behaviors surrounding the contentious issues of family, contraception, abortion, sexuality, beauty, and identity, Susan E. Klepp demonstrates that many women - rural and urban, free and enslaved - began to radically redefine motherhood. They asserted, or attempted to assert, control over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Klepp; Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
ISBN: 9780807833223 0807833223 9780807859926 0807859923
OCLC Number: 759759834
Notes: "Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia."
Introduction. first to fall: fertility, American women, and revolution. Starting, spacing, and stopping: the statistics of birth and family size. Old ways and new. Women's words. Beauty and the bestial: images of women. Potions, pills, and jumping ropes: the technology of birth control. Increase and multiply: embarrassed men and public order. Reluctant revolutionaries. Conclusion. fertility and the feminine in early America
Description: vi, 312 s. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
first to fall: fertility, American women, and revolution --
Starting, spacing, and stopping: the statistics of birth and family size --
Old ways and new --
Women's words --
Beauty and the bestial: images of women --
Potions, pills, and jumping ropes: the technology of birth control --
Increase and multiply: embarrassed men and public order --
Reluctant revolutionaries --
Conclusion --
fertility and the feminine in early America.
Responsibility: Susan E. Klepp

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In the Age of Revolution, how did American women conceive their lives and marital obligations? Examining the attitudes and behaviors surrounding the contentious issues of family, contraception,  Read more...

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