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Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America Hardcover – July 20, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 392 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (July 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520259033
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520259034
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,098,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Previously confidential, unpublished court cases and individual accounts add to the uniqueness of Reagan’s historical angle.”
(Foreword 2010-07-29)

“Ultimately inspiring story that should be required reading for anyone who doubts the benefits of vaccines.”
(Jo Marchant New Scientist 2010-08-21)

“Intellectual.”
(Margaret Marsh Journal Of American History 2011-06-20)

“Fascinating.”
(Mary Devereux Journal Of Clinical Investigation 2011-06-20)

“Powerfully moving, historically precise, and politically relevant.”
(Carol Mason American Studies 2010-11-01)

"Its historical approach lays the groundwork for future understandings of the fears and other emotions aroused by diseases, particularly for marginalized populations and/or during an epidemic."
(Bioethical Inquiry 2013-06-21)

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“Compellingly attentive to medical and legal structures, but also to dramatic human choices, Dangerous Pregnancies provides a boldly argued and carefully documented historical grounding for critical debates in public policy and women’s rights.”—David Roediger, author of How Race Survived U.S. History

"Both a gripping story of the activism of middle-class mothers and an insightful study of abortion law reform, Dangerous Pregnancies is a compelling argument about reproductive rights, immunization, and the public health power of the state. A terrific book."—Molly Ladd-Taylor, author of "Bad" Mothers: The Politics of Blame in Twentieth-Century America and Mother-Work: Women, Child Welfare, and the State, 1890-1930.

"Accessible and clearly written, Reagan's illuminating account of German measles is immensely valuable both in itself and as a window into larger issues of gender, public health, and bioethics."—Charles Rosenberg, author of The Cholera Years and No Other Gods: On Science and American Social Thought

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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chris Haynes on June 28, 2013
Format: Paperback
Well this editorial review makes it known: ""Intellectual."--Journal of American History"

Yup, it is that all right.

This is an academic history/medical book that only the dedicated layman would appreciate. You need to read it in small doses, otherwise it is a snore fest. Which is why I sent it off to a epidemiologist friend, he would like it just like all of his other graduate level text books.

I only say that because I had to buy Advanced Engineering Mathematics from Amazon for a graduate level class, and I actually enjoy much of that math. But I realize that is not normal.
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