Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger

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by Nancy Whitelaw
     
 

A fighter for women's freedoms.

In the early 20th century, birth control was considered immoral. Margaret Sanger set out to change that law. As a nurse, public health advocate, writer, organizer and rebel she worked tirelessly to gain for women the right to control their own bodies.

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A fighter for women's freedoms.

In the early 20th century, birth control was considered immoral. Margaret Sanger set out to change that law. As a nurse, public health advocate, writer, organizer and rebel she worked tirelessly to gain for women the right to control their own bodies.

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Gr 6 Up-A straightforward, readable biography that concentrates on Sanger's work promoting birth control. Whitelaw discusses her subject's childhood and early influences; marriage and children; work as a nurse and midwife; contraceptive research; her pamphlets, papers, magazines, and books; the Brownsville Clinic trials; her divorce and remarriage; and her involvement in Planned Parenthood, both in the U.S. and abroad. The author begins each chapter with bits of trivia-events, people, inventions-that made news during each period of Sanger's life. There are no source notes. The book is illustrated with attractive black-and-white photographs, most of which are portraits. A worthwhile purchase.-Margaret M. Hagel, Norfolk Public Library System, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595187577
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,064,186
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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