The Moral Property of Women: A History of Birth Control Politics in America

The Moral Property of Women: A History of Birth Control Politics in America

by Linda Gordon
     
 

Linda Gordon's classic study, The Moral Property of Women, is the most complete history of birth control ever written. It covers the entire history of the intense controversies about reproductive rights that have raged in the United States for more than 150 years, from the earliest attempts of women to organize for the legal control of their bodies to the effects of… See more details below

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Linda Gordon's classic study, The Moral Property of Women, is the most complete history of birth control ever written. It covers the entire history of the intense controversies about reproductive rights that have raged in the United States for more than 150 years, from the earliest attempts of women to organize for the legal control of their bodies to the effects of second-wave feminism. Gordon defines the role that birth control has played in society's attitudes toward women, sexuality, and gender equality, arguing that reproductive control has always been central to women's status. She shows how opposition to it has long been part of the conservative opposition to gender equality.

About the Author:
Linda Gordon, Florence Kelley Professor of History at New York University

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"A major contribution to the history that feminists must know if we are not to repeat it." — Adrienne Rich

Praise for earlier editions: 
"[Gordon's] analyses are novel, insightful, and provocative." — Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252027642
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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