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

Author: Linda Gordon
Publisher: Urbana and Chicago : University of Illinois Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Gordon
ISBN: 0252027647 9780252027642 0252074599 9780252074592
OCLC Number: 225761036
Notes: Substantially rev. and updated ed. of: Woman's body, woman's right. 2nd ed. 1990.
Description: xiii, 446 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Birth Control, the Moral Property of Women --
pt. 1. From Folk Medicine to Prohibition to Resistance. 1. The Prehistory of Birth Control. 2. The Criminals. 3. Prudent Sex --
pt. 2. Birth Control and Women's Rights. 4. Voluntary Motherhood. 5. Social Purity and Eugenics. 6. Race Suicide. 7. Continence or Indulgence. 8. Birth Control and Social Revolution --
pt. 3. From Women's Rights to Family Planning. 9. Professionalization. 10. Depression. 11. Planned Parenthood. 12. Birth Control Becomes Public Policy --
pt. 4. Birth Control in the Era of Second-Wave Feminism. 13. Abortion, the Mother Controversy. 14. Is Nothing Simple about Reproduction Control? --
Conclusion: Birth Control and Feminism --
App. Selected Recent Scholarship on the History of Reproduction Control.
Other Titles: History of birth control politics in America
Responsibility: Linda Gordon.

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