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Motherhood in Bondage

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"Margaret Sanger (1883-1966) was a leading figure in the American birth control movement. In Motherhood in Bondage, first published in 1928, Sanger reproduced letters written to her from women and sometimes men from all over the country, in both urban and rural areas, who were seeking advice on reproductive matters and marital relations, but mostly imploring her to help them find ways to avoid more pregnancies. The letters are grouped by theme into sixteen chapters, and Sanger wrote an introduction to each chapter. In her new foreword for this
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Overview

"Margaret Sanger (1883-1966) was a leading figure in the American birth control movement. In Motherhood in Bondage, first published in 1928, Sanger reproduced letters written to her from women and sometimes men from all over the country, in both urban and rural areas, who were seeking advice on reproductive matters and marital relations, but mostly imploring her to help them find ways to avoid more pregnancies. The letters are grouped by theme into sixteen chapters, and Sanger wrote an introduction to each chapter. In her new foreword for this edition, Margaret Marsh describes the controversies surrounding these letters and places them in their historical context."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814250365
  • Publisher: Ohio State University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Series: Women and Health Series
  • Pages: 446
  • Sales rank: 1,193,710
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Chronology
Introduction: Explaining Source of Material, Significance, General Survey and Introduction, Calling Attention to Variety of Points Taken Up in Each Successive Chapter
I Girl Mothers 3
II The Pinch of Poverty 24
III The Trap of Maternity 40
IV The Struggle of the Unfit 60
V "The Sins of the Fathers" 100
VI Wasted Efforts 135
VII Double Slavery 155
VIII Voices of the Children 179
IX The Two Generations 202
X Solitary Confinement 219
XI The Husband's Own Story 246
XII Marital Relations 264
XIII Methods That Fail 293
XIV Self-imposed Continence and Separation 322
XV The Doctor Warns - but Does Not Tell 359
XVI Desperate Remedies 394
XVII Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness 411
XVIII Conclusion 432
Appendix 437
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