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The Resource The selected papers of Margaret Sanger, edited by Esther Katz ; assistant editors, Cathy Moran Hajo and Peter C. Engelman

The selected papers of Margaret Sanger, edited by Esther Katz ; assistant editors, Cathy Moran Hajo and Peter C. Engelman

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The selected papers of Margaret Sanger
Title
The selected papers of Margaret Sanger
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edited by Esther Katz ; assistant editors, Cathy Moran Hajo and Peter C. Engelman
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Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: The birth control crusader, feminist, and reformer Margaret Sanger was one of the most controversial and compelling figures in the twentieth century. This first volume of The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger documents the critical phases and influences of an American feminist icon and offers rare glimpses into her working-class childhood, burgeoning feminism, spiritual and scientific interests, sexual explorations, and diverse roles as wife, mother, nurse, journalist, radical socialist, and activist. These letters and other writings, including diaries, journals, articles, and speeches, most of which have never before been published, have been selected and assembled with an eye to telling the story of a remarkable life, punctuated by arrests and imprisonments, exile, love affairs, and a momentous personal loss--a life consumed with the quest for women's sexual liberation. Because its narrative line is so absorbing, volume 1 may be read as a powerful biography. Volume 1 covers a twenty-eight-year period from nurse's training and early socialist involvement in pre- World War I bohemian Greenwich Village to Sanger's adoption of birth control (a term she helped coin in 1914) as a fundamental tenet of women's rights. It traces the intersection of her life and work with other reformers, activists and leaders of modernity on both sides of the Atlantic, including Havelock Ellis, H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Emma Goldman, Max Eastman, and Eugene Debs, as well as many leading radical artists and writers of the day. It highlights her legislative and organizational efforts, her support of the eugenics movement, and the alliances she secured with medical professionals in her crusade to make birth control legal, respectable, and accessible. This volume also includes letters from women desperately in need of fertility control who saw Sanger as their last hope. Supplemented by an introduction, brief essays providing narrative and chronological links, and substantial notes, the volume is an invaluable tool for understanding Sanger's actions and accomplishments. The documents assembled here, more than 80 percent of them letters, were culled from the Margaret Sanger Papers Microfilm Edition, edited by Esther Katz, Cathy Moran Hajo, and Peter C. Engelman. Two subsequent volumes will address later periods in her life, and an additional volume will cover her international work in the birth control struggle
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DLC
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1879-1966
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Sanger, Margaret
Dewey number
363.9/6/09730904
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ764.S3
LC item number
A25 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1948-
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  • Katz, Esther
  • Hajo, Cathy Moran
  • Engelman, Peter
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  • Sanger, Margaret
  • Sanger, Margaret
  • Birth control
  • Women's rights
  • Family Planning Services
  • Contraception
  • Women's Rights
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The selected papers of Margaret Sanger, edited by Esther Katz ; assistant editors, Cathy Moran Hajo and Peter C. Engelman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. The woman rebel, 1900-1928 -- v. 2. Birth control comes of age, 1928-1939
Control code
48383269
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780252027376
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001005959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The selected papers of Margaret Sanger, edited by Esther Katz ; assistant editors, Cathy Moran Hajo and Peter C. Engelman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. The woman rebel, 1900-1928 -- v. 2. Birth control comes of age, 1928-1939
Control code
48383269
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780252027376
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001005959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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