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Sinopsis: A history of the birth control movement in the United States must necessarily be in part a biography of the movement’s leader – Margaret Sanger. In this volume Mr. Kennedy describes Mrs. Sanger’s great personal influence on the course of the birth control movement and examines those elements of her thought and character which shed light on the nature of twentieth-century feminism and reform. He shows that Mrs. Sanger contributed as much to women’s continuing subordination as she did to their liberation. Similarly, he describes how she took the birth control issue with her as she moved from a commitment to radical anarchism to middle-class respectability, thereby transforming what she had conceived as a proletarian weapon in the class struggle into a conservative instrument of social control.
Mr. Kennedy also explores the heritage of nineteenth-century attitudes about the family, women, and sex which influenced the reception given to Mrs. Sanger’s proposed reform. He discusses the impact of the birth control movement upon organized religion, the medical profession, and the law where, in each instance, initial antipathy slowly gave way to qualified acceptance. Even the federal government, which had prosecuted Mrs. Sanger in 1914, was itself promoting birth control by the time of the Second World War.
Margaret Sanger died a heroine in 1966. Yet, as the author points out, however valuable her legacy to us today, her cause was often one of ambiguous implications whose complexities even she did not always understand.
About the Author: David M. Kennedy received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus and co-director of The Bill Lane Center for the Study of the North American West at Stanford University. His first book, BIRTH CONTROL IN AMERICA: THE CAREER OF MARGARET SANGER, was honored with both the Bancroft Prize and the John Gilmary Shea Prize. He has won numerous teaching awards at Stanford, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in American political, diplomatic, intellectual, and social history, and in American literature. Dr. Kennedy published a volume in the OXFORD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, FREEDOM FROM FEAR: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN DEPRESSION AND WAR, 1929--1945, for which he was honored with the 2000 Pulitzer Prize. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society, and he served from 2002--2011 on the board of the Pulitzer Prizes.
Título: Birth Control in America: Career of Margaret...
Editorial: Yale University Press
Condición del libro: Fair
Descripción Yale University Press, 1970. Estado de conservación: Fair. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP3015499
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Descripción Yale University Press, 1970. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP65593791
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Descripción Yale University Press, New Haven, 1970. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Missing front endpaper, 320 pages Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 19318
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Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. Birth Control in America: Career of Margaret Sanger (Publications in American Studies). Nº de ref. de la librería SKU0456832
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