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

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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.
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Editorial Reviews

Choice
A critical piece of scholarship...thorough...an admirable job...highly recommended.
Touchstone
Eye-opening and thoroughly documented...extensive.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786420117
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,174,947
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Angela Franks lives in Allston, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : taking Sanger seriously 5
1 Woman and the new race 21
2 Eugenics as the control of births 65
3 Eugenicists, coworkers, friends 98
4 Quality, not quantity : population control and eugenics 127
5 Money means power : the rich have their say 150
6 "Sterilize all the unfit!" 179
7 Selling out the sisterhood 203
8 Beyond control : toward a new feminism 237
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