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Birth Control in America: The Career of Margaret Sanger

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Combines biography of M. Sanger with social history of birth control movement. Winner of Bancroft Prize in American History 1971 and John Gilmary Shea Award of American Catholic Historical Association 1970.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 1971 by Yale University Press (first published January 28th 1970)
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David Kennedy provides an in-depth history of the birth control movement in the United States, anchored by the story of its champion, the redoubtable Margaret Sanger. He paints a portrait of Sanger as an indefatigable and sometimes grandstanding leader. The intellectual origins of the birth control movement and its moral, legal, medical and organizational challenges are presented in depth. This is the best book on Sanger and early 20th century family planning reform that I have found. Published ...more
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David Michael Kennedy is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning historian specializing in American history. He is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus at Stanford University[1] and the Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West. Professor Kennedy's scholarship is notable for its integration of economic analysis and cultural analysis with social history and political ...more
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