Pregnancy and Power

Pregnancy and Power

A Short History of Reproductive Politics in America

Book - 2005
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children from their families in the nineteenth century, and when doctors pressed Latina women to be sterilized in the 1970s. Pregnancy and Power is filled with powerful accounts of the fights women have waged in this country to control their bodies and their destinies against anti-miscegenation laws, labor laws, anti-contraception laws, and recent welfare reform laws that punish poor women for having children."--BOOK JACKET.
"A chronicle of women's battles for reproductive freedom throughout American history, Pregnancy and Power explores the many forces - social, racial, economic, and political - that have shaped women's reproductive lives in the United States." "Leading historian Rickie Solinger argues that a woman's control over her body involves much more than the right to choose an abortion. Reproductive politics were at play when slaveholders devised breeding schemes, when the U.S. government took Indian
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, c2005
ISBN: 0814798276 (cloth : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 363.960973 SOL
Characteristics: vii, 303 p. ; 24 cm

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