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

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Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Books for 2004The only book to cover the entire history of birth control and the intense controversies about reproduction rights that have raged in the United States for more than 150 years, The Moral Property of Women is a thoroughly updated and revised version of the award-winning historian Linda Gordon's classic history Woman's Bod ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published March 12th 2007 by University of Illinois Press (first published 2002)
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Chelsey Pennyamon
One: Why isn't Linda Gordon more popular? I mean, if hacks like Perez Hilton are indexed in Wikipedia, she should be, too.

Anyway, I immensely enjoyed The Moral Property of women, it presents the reader with a very important history of both birth control and abortion (the two are rather inseparable) in the United States. Particularly interesting (to me) was her outline of when and how abortion became illegal in the US, and her chronicle of contraceptives used in pre-class, pre-urban, and/or pre-
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Linda Gordon is the Florence Kelley Professor of History at New York University. She is the author of numerous books and won the Bancroft Prize for The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction. She lives in New York. "
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