Margaret Sanger's Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Female Fertility / Edition 1

Margaret Sanger's Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Female Fertility / Edition 1

by Angela Franks
     
 

Margaret Sanger, the American birth-control and population-control advocate who founded Planned Parenthood, stands like a giant among her contemporaries. With her dominating yet winning personality, she helped generate shifts of opinion on issues that were not even publicly discussed prior to her activism, while her leadership was arguably the single most important

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Overview

Margaret Sanger, the American birth-control and population-control advocate who founded Planned Parenthood, stands like a giant among her contemporaries. With her dominating yet winning personality, she helped generate shifts of opinion on issues that were not even publicly discussed prior to her activism, while her leadership was arguably the single most important factor in achieving social and legislative victories that set the parameters for today's political discussion of family-planning funding, population-control aid, and even sex education.

This work addresses Sanger's ideas concerning birth control, eugenics, population control, and sterilization against the backdrop of the larger eugenic context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786420117
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
359
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : taking Sanger seriously5
1Woman and the new race21
2Eugenics as the control of births65
3Eugenicists, coworkers, friends98
4Quality, not quantity : population control and eugenics127
5Money means power : the rich have their say150
6"Sterilize all the unfit!"179
7Selling out the sisterhood203
8Beyond control : toward a new feminism237

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