Woman of Valor: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in America (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Simon and Schuster, Oct 16, 2007 - Social Science - 672 pages
4 Reviews
Ellen Chesler's 1992 biography of Margaret Sanger is acclaimed as definitive and is widely used and cited by scholars and activists alike in the fields of women's health and reproductive rights.

Chesler's substantive new Afterword considers how Sanger's life and work hold up in light of subsequent developments, such as U.S. Supreme Court cases challenging the constitutional doctrine of privacy and international definitions of reproductive health as an essential human right.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Angelic55blonde - LibraryThing

This was a great biography of an amazing woman whose life saw and shaped the evolution of the birth control movement. The book was well researched, and the addition of so many pictures brought the ... Read full review

Review: Woman of Valor: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in America

User Review  - Jaculin - Goodreads

Extraordinarily well-written book about an extraordinary woman. Long, but awesome. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION 1
11
New Woman New World
179
The Conditions of Reform
200
Organizing for Birth Control
223
Happiness in Marriage
243
Doctors and Birth Control
269
A Community of Women
287
Lobbying for Birth Control
313
Same Old Deal
336
Foreign Diplomacy
355
From Birth Control to Family Planning
371
Intermezzo
396
Last Act
414
Z1 Woman of the Century
443
371
641
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2007)

ELLEN CHESLER is distinguished lecturer and director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Initiative on Women and Public Life at Roosevelt House, the new public policy center of Hunter College of the City University of New York. Woman of Valor was a finalist for PEN's 1993 Martha Albrand prize for the year's best first work of nonfiction.

Bibliographic information