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From the Publisher"Solinger is impressively optimistic about America's potential not only to evolve into 'a country of reproductive justice,' but also to overcome centuries of the sex, race, and class prejudice that have literally built our society."
“Readers will find within this book a deeply researched and fine analysis of reproductive politics spanning 250 years. It definitely should be of interest to legal scholars and law students and also to political and social historians.”
-The American Journal of Legal History
"A concise historical overview. . . . Based primarily on a vast array of well-documented secondary sources, this book is a well-written and useful overview of the politics behind pregnancy in the U.S. . . . Highly recommended."
"This succinct, highly readable political and cultural history of a wide range of reproductive issues is a near-perfect primer on the topic."
“The book is well documented and well written... I expect this book to find a place in many classrooms.”
-The Journal of American History