Contraception and Abortion in Nineteenth-century AmericaBook - 1994
Drawing from a wide range of private and public sources, examines how American families gradually found access to taboo information and products for controlling the size of their families from the 1830s to the 1890s when a puritan backlash made most of it illegal. Emphasizes the importance of two shadowy networks, medical practitioners known as Thomsonians and water-curists, and iconoclastic freethinkers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1994.
Branch Call Number: 363.96 Brodie
Characteristics: xviii, 373 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: Contraception and abortion in 19th-century America.
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