Devices And Desires
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Devices And Desires

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by Andrea Tone
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0809038161

ISBN-13: 9780809038169

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

From thriving black market to big business, the commercialization of birth control in the United States

In Devices and Desires, Andrea Tone breaks new ground by showing what it was really like to buy, produce, and use contraceptives during a century of profound social and technological change. A down-and-out sausage-casing worker by day who turned

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From thriving black market to big business, the commercialization of birth control in the United States

In Devices and Desires, Andrea Tone breaks new ground by showing what it was really like to buy, produce, and use contraceptives during a century of profound social and technological change. A down-and-out sausage-casing worker by day who turned surplus animal intestines into a million-dollar condom enterprise at night; inventors who fashioned cervical caps out of watch springs; and a mother of six who kissed photographs of the inventor of the Pill -- these are just a few of the individuals who make up this riveting story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809038169
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
991,059
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

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Devices And Desires 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I used this book for a paper in college and actually read it cover to cover. 6 years later I still quote from the book. Tone did a great job of putting the history of contraceptives in prespective. Great read, perfect for any history buff.