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The Moral Property of Women: A History of Birth Control Politics in America 1st. Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0252074592
ISBN-10: 0252074599
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"A major contribution to the history that feminists must know if we are not to repeat it." -- Adrienne Rich

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"[Gordon's] analyses are novel, insightful, and provocative." -- Choice

About the Author

Linda Gordon, a professor of history at New York University, is the author of numerous books, including Pitied but Not Entitled: Single Mothers and the History of Welfare, 1890-1935, and The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction, which won the Bancroft Prize and the Beveridge Prize.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press; 1st. edition (March 12, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0252074599
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252074592
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #750,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Linda Gordon is the Florence Kelley Professor of History at New York University. She is the author of numerous books including Dorothea Lange and Impounded, and won the Bancroft Prize for The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction. She lives in New York.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brooke on May 18, 2013
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Thorough research. Provides a quite complete history of birth control in America. The deep and convoluted history of contraception in the U.S. is useful in the end to better understand where we are today and what drives and motivates various supporters and opponents of female reproductive control.
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