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For a single-volume, in-depth history of women's struggles for reproductive freedom through out American history, college-level and many a public library holding will want to look at PREGNANCY AND POWER: A SHORT HISTORY OF REPRODUCTIVE POLITICS IN AMERICA. Historian Rickie Solinger argues that women's struggles go beyond the right for abortion: reproductive politics surfaced when slaveholders devised breeding schemes, the US government took Indian kids from families, and when doctors encouraged Latina women to be sterilized in the 1970s: thus PREGNANCY AND POWER embraces far more than the usual perspective.
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on November 7, 2005
Pregnancy and Power is an eye-opening exploration of reproductive politics and should be read by anyone who cares about the social injustices women are subjected to in this regard.
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on August 24, 2015
This book is less informative Dr. Solinger's other works. Dr.Solinger doesn't understand that the Social Security Act was a tool in breaking down the family. It drove the fathers out of the home. Then it turned poor women into 'head of the family' without sufficient funds.' And this made these same women targets of public abuse.
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on February 16, 2016
Excellent book. Written accessibly about a multiracial history of reproductive politics in the US.
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