Moral Property of Women A History of Birth Control Politics in America

ISBN-10: 0252074599

ISBN-13: 9780252074592

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Annotated)

Authors: Linda Gordon

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Now in paperback, The Moral Property of Women is a thoroughly updated and revised version of the award-winning historian Linda Gordon 's classic study, Woman's Body, Woman's Right 1976). It is the only book to cover the entire history of the intense controversies about reproductive rights that have raged in the United States for more than 150 years. Arguing that reproduction control has always beencentral to women's status, Gordon shows how opposition to it as long been part of the entrenched opposition to ender equality.
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List price: $28.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 3/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650

Linda Gordon is the Florence Kelley Professor of History at New York University. She is the author of numerous books including Dorothea Lange and Impounded, and won the Bancroft Prize for The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction. She lives in New York.

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
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
Selected Recent Scholarship on the History of Reproduction Control
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