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Birth control in America : the career of Margaret Sanger / David M. Kennedy.


New Haven : Yale University Press, [1970] .
ISBN 0300012020, 0300014953, 9780300014952, 9780300012026

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Subjects Birth control -- Biography.
Birth control -- United States -- History.
Birth control.
Family Planning Services -- History.
Régulation des naissances -- Biographies.
Régulation des naissances -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966.
United States.
Series Yale publications in American studies ; 18.
Description xi, 320 pages : portrait ; 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1970]
©1970
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-305) and index.
Bancroft Prize, 1971.
Summary The relation between Margaret Sanger's character and the nature of the birth control movement she led in the U.S. is explored from 1912, when her pioneering work began, until 1945, when, simultaneously, the U.S. government accepted the idea of birth control and Mrs. Sanger retired from leadership of the movement. The book tries to illuminate, through Mrs. Sanger's life, an aspect of American society of that period, the context in which Mrs. Sanger worked, and the attitudinal and institutional responses she evoked. The focus is on the public career of Margaret Sanger, not her private life. A thorough bibliographical essay and selected bibliography are included at the end.
Contents The Woman Rebel -- The nineteenth-century heritage : the family, feminism, and sex -- The organization of a social movement -- Revolution and repression : the changing ideology of birth control -- Margaret Sanger, sexuality, and feminism -- The debate on morality -- Birth control and American medicine -- Birth control and the law -- The fruits of rebellion.
Genre Biography.
Historical Works.
Portraits.
Biography.
History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)78042
(OCoLC)ocm00078042
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Kennedy, David M.
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