Abortion In America

Author: James C. Mohr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199726876
Size: 41.55 MB
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When Abortion Was A Crime

Author: Leslie J. Reagan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520216571
Size: 75.18 MB
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A collection of stories of women who survived abortions and those who did not, based on narratives from involved parties as well as court records, police reports, medical literature, and coroners' reports

No Magic Bullet

Author: Allan M. Brandt
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195042375
Size: 33.95 MB
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This expanded edition of Brandt's analysis of the treatment of venereal diseases since the 1880s includes a new chapter on the recent AIDS epidemic.

Contraception And Abortion In Nineteenth Century America

Author: Janet Farrell Brodie
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801484339
Size: 48.59 MB
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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.


Author: Laurence H. Tribe
ISBN: 9781439509029
Size: 57.27 MB
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Explores the path to compromise in the controversial issue of abortion, taking into account the crucial issues of right to privacy, the relations between the sexes, and individual freedom

Imperiled Innocents

Author: Nicola Kay Beisel
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400822089
Size: 72.28 MB
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Moral reform movements claiming to protect children began to emerge in the United States over a century ago, most notably when Anthony Comstock and his supporters crusaded to restrict the circulation of contraception, information on the sexual rights of women, and "obscene" art and literature. Much of their rhetoric influences debates on issues surrounding children and sexuality today. Drawing on Victorian accounts of pregnant girls, prostitutes, Free Lovers, and others deemed "immoral," Nicola Beisel argues that rhetoric about the moral corruption of children speaks to an ongoing parental concern: that children will fail to replicate or exceed their parents' social position. The rhetoric of morality, she maintains, is more than symbolic and goes beyond efforts to control mass behavior. For the Victorians, it tapped into the fear that their own children could fall prey to vice and ultimately live in disgrace. In a rare analysis of Anthony Comstock's crusade with the New York and New England Societies for the Suppression of Vice, Beisel examines how the reformer worked on the anxieties of the upper classes. One tactic was to link moral corruption with the flood of immigrants, which succeeded in New York and Boston, where minorities posed a political threat to the upper classes. Showing how a moral crusade can bring a society's diffuse anxieties to focus on specific sources, Beisel offers a fresh theoretical approach to moral reform movements.

City Of Eros

Author: Timothy J. Gilfoyle
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393311082
Size: 53.61 MB
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Winner of the Allan Nevins Prize of the Society of American Historians and the New York State Historical Association Manuscript Prize.

Abortion Wars

Author: Rickie Solinger
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520209527
Size: 28.37 MB
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A "pro-rights" collection of essays by abortion providers, journalists, legal strategists, and philosophers includes a timeline of events from 1940 to the present

Justice And Empathy

Author: Robert A. Burt
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300231857
Size: 70.79 MB
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An impassioned argument for the role of courts as a moral and social agent for change and protecting the vulnerable The Supreme Court long considered its highest mission to be the protection of individual liberty from intrusion by government, but the court shifted its focus to social and economic equality. Constitutional scholar Robert A. Burt explores this shift and its implications, especially for the legal protection of the vulnerable. Crucial to Burt’s perspective is his unconventional view of the role of judges—not simply to decide disputes, but to promote a respectful dialogue leading to a genuine understanding between parties.

Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451673310
Size: 30.72 MB
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.