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Conceiving the future : pronatalism, reproduction, and the family in the United States, 1890-1938

Author: Laura L Lovett
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007.
Series: Gender & American culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Through nostalgic idealisations of motherhood, family, and the home, influential leaders in early twentieth-century America constructed and legitimated a range of reforms that promoted human reproduction. This book looks closely at the ideologies of five influential American figures: Mary Elizabeth Lease's maternalist agenda, Florence Sherbon's eugenic 'fitter families' campaign, George H. Maxwell's 'homecroft'  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lovett, Laura L.
Conceiving the future.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006033616
Named Person: Čubrilović, Familie : 19. Jh.-
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura L Lovett
ISBN: 9780807868102 0807868108 9781469604725 1469604728
OCLC Number: 793525333
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 236 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Nostalgia, modernism, and the family ideal --
New occasions teach new duties : Mary Elizabeth Lease's maternalist agenda --
Reclaiming the home : George H. Maxwell and the homecroft movement --
The political economy of sex : Edward A. Ross and race suicide --
Men as trees walking : Theodore Roosevelt and the conservation of the race --
Fitter families for future firesides : Florence Sherbon and popular eugenics --
American pronatalism.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Responsibility: Laura L. Lovett.
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Demonstrating the historical circumstances that linked agrarianism, racism, and pronatalism, this work shows how reproductive conformity was manufactured, how it was promoted, and why it was  Read more...


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