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The Resource A history of the birth control movement in America, Peter C. Engelman, (electronic resource)

A history of the birth control movement in America, Peter C. Engelman, (electronic resource)

Label
A history of the birth control movement in America
Title
A history of the birth control movement in America
Statement of responsibility
Peter C. Engelman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The women-led birth control movement defied the law to advocate one of the most controversial ideas in modern times: that women should have control over if and when to have children. The movement overcame government suppression and vigorous religious and moral opposition to insure that contraception became a necessary component of modern healthcare. --
  • A History of the Birth Control Movement in America tells the extraordinary story of a group of reformers dedicated to making contraception legal, accessible, and acceptable. This engrossing narrative details how Margaret Sanger's campaign beginning in 1914 to challenge anti obscenity laws criminalizing the distribution of contraceptive information grew into one of the most far reaching social reform movements in American history. --
  • The book opens with a discussion of the history of birth control methods and the criminalization of contraception and abortion in the 19th century. Its core, however, is an exciting narrative of the campaign in the 20th century, vividly recalling the arrests and indictments, banned publications, imprisonments, confiscations, clinic raids, mass meetings, and courtroom dramas that publicized the cause across the nation. Attention is paid to the movement's thorny alliances with medicine and eugenics and especially to its success in precipitating a profound shift in sexual attitudes that turned the use of contraception into an acceptable social practice. Finally, the birth control movement is linked to court won privacy protections and the present day movement for reproductive rights. --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Engelman, Peter
Dewey number
363.9/60973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ766.5.U5
LC item number
E54 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Healing society : disease, medicine, and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birth control
  • Birth control
  • Birth control clinics
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Label
A history of the birth control movement in America, Peter C. Engelman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Before "birth control" -- Birth control and free speech -- Birth control clinics -- Birth control and public acceptance
Control code
ocn728097821
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 231 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313365102
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780313365096
  • (OCoLC)728097821
Label
A history of the birth control movement in America, Peter C. Engelman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Before "birth control" -- Birth control and free speech -- Birth control clinics -- Birth control and public acceptance
Control code
ocn728097821
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 231 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313365102
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780313365096
  • (OCoLC)728097821

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