The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger
Birth Control Comes of Age, 1928-1939 v. 2
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Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger by Margaret Sanger
Book DescriptionThe birth control crusader, feminist, and reformer, Margaret Sanger was one of the most controversial and dynamic figures of the twentieth century. Volume 2 chronicles Sanger's efforts during the Depression years to legalize contraception. These significant and engaging letters and writings, constructed to be read as biography, tell the story of Sanger's frank discussion of birth control before an uneasy Congress, her quest for a judicial test case, and her ongoing public relations campaign in the face of powerful opposition from the Catholic Church, to convince Americans about the benefits of birth control. Volume 2 also documents Sanger's complicated personal life, her unstable marriage, loss of wealth, and love affairs in middle age. This is required reading for anyone interested in the emergence of planned parenthood and the life of its extraordinary leader.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252031373
(242mm x 160mm x 44mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 26-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Margaret Sanger
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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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Author Biography - Margaret Sanger
Esther Katz is editor/director of The Margaret Sanger Papers Project and associate professor (adjunct) of history at New York University
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