The Politics of Abortion and Birth Control in Historical Perspective

The Politics of Abortion and Birth Control in Historical Perspective

by Donald T. Critchlow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0271015705

ISBN-13: 9780271015705

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Penn State University Press

While there is extensive literature on the social history, politics, and legal aspects of birth control and abortion in the United States, the history of family planning as a policy remains to be fully recorded. This volume is intended to contribute to this history by examining birth control and abortion within a larger cultural, policy, and comparative framework.

Overview

While there is extensive literature on the social history, politics, and legal aspects of birth control and abortion in the United States, the history of family planning as a policy remains to be fully recorded. This volume is intended to contribute to this history by examining birth control and abortion within a larger cultural, policy, and comparative framework. The essays contained in this volume represent a variety of perspectives and scholarly interests. In many instances the authors differ with each other as well as with the editor on fundamental points of historical interpretation. They all, however, share a commitment to study the politics of population within a scholarly framework that emphasizes the importance of policy history for understanding past and contemporary problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271015705
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Issues in Policy History, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

1. Birth Control, Population Control, and Family Planning: An Overview

Donald T. Critchlow

2. The Birth-Control Movement Before Roe v. Wade

James W. Reed

3. "Sound Law and Undoubtedly Good Policy": Roe v. Wade in Comparative Perspective

Ian Mylchreest

4. World Population Growth, Family Planning, and American Foreign Policy

John Sharpless

5. Cultural Politics at the Edge of Life

James Davison Hunter and Joseph E. Davis

6. The Right to Life Movement: Sources, Development, and Strategies

Keith Cassidy

7. The Survival of the Pro-Choice Movement

Suzanne Staggenborg

Selected Bibliography

Donald T. Critchlow and Christina Sanders

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