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

A history of the birth control movement in America, Peter C. Engelman

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
Language
eng
Summary
This work tells the story of a group of reformers dedicated to making contraception legal, accessible, and acceptable. It 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. 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. The core of the book is a narrative of the campaign in the 20th century, 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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 I-610
  • HQ 766.5.U5
Series statement
Healing society : disease, medicine, and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birth control
  • Birth control
  • Birth control clinics
  • Contraception
  • Reproductive rights
  • Contraception
  • Reproductive rights
Label
A history of the birth control movement in America, Peter C. Engelman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before "birth control" -- Birth control and free speech -- Birth control clinics -- Birth control and public acceptance
Control code
ocn676729133
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780313365096
Lccn
2010050979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) 1666968
Label
A history of the birth control movement in America, Peter C. Engelman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before "birth control" -- Birth control and free speech -- Birth control clinics -- Birth control and public acceptance
Control code
ocn676729133
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780313365096
Lccn
2010050979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) 1666968

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