The Pivot of Civilization
By (author) Margaret Sanger
Introduction by H. G. Wells
Foreword by Peter C. Engelman
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Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger
Book DescriptionArguably her most important and influential book, this controversial work, first published in 1922 by pioneering birth-control advocate Margaret Sanger, attempted to broaden the still-radical idea of birth control beyond its socialist and feminist roots. Moving away from a single-minded focus on women's reproductive rights to the larger issue of the general health and economic prosperity of the whole human race, Sanger argued that birth control was pivotal to a rational approach toward dealing with the threat of overpopulation and its ruinous consequences in poverty and disease. Through this book, Sanger hoped to persuade the medical establishment to assume control over contraceptive distribution, and thereby to lessen the religious, legal, and moral opposition that continued to restrict access to contraceptive information. She also introduced to Americans the link between science and sex, which hitherto had been found mainly in the work of European sexologists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591020585
(230mm x 150mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Presents radical ideas on topics from love and marriage and dress reform to woman's suffrage and religion. Much ahead of her time, the author urged women to retain their maiden names after marriage; refused to wear corsets and hoop skirts; inveighed against the harmful effects of tobacco and alcohol; argued for women's right to vote; and more.
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