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The Resource When abortion was a crime : women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973, Leslie J. Reagan

When abortion was a crime : women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973, Leslie J. Reagan

Label
When abortion was a crime : women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973
Title
When abortion was a crime
Title remainder
women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973
Statement of responsibility
Leslie J. Reagan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first book to examine the entire period during which abortion was illegal in the United States, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and ending with Roe v. Wade in 1973. In her eloquent account, Leslie J. Reagan uncovers the secret history of abortion in America. Although illegal, millions of abortions were provided during these years to women of every class, race, and marital status. The experiences and perspectives of these women, along with their families, physicians, and midwives, are movingly portrayed in this prize-winning book. Reagan's analysis of previously untapped sources, including inquest records and trial transcripts, reveals the fragility of patient rights and raises provocative questions about the relationship between medicine and law
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reagan, Leslie J
Dewey number
363.4/6/0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
R378 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abortion
  • Abortion services
  • Abortion
  • Abortion, Criminal
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Women's Health Services
  • United States
  • United States
Label
When abortion was a crime : women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973, Leslie J. Reagan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-366) 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
An open secret -- Private practices -- Antiabortion campaigns, private and public -- Interrogations and investigations -- Expansion and specialization -- Raids and rules -- Repercussions -- Radicalization and reform
Control code
34789572
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 387 pages
Isbn
9780520088481
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96022568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
When abortion was a crime : women, medicine, and law in the United States, 1867-1973, Leslie J. Reagan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-366) 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
An open secret -- Private practices -- Antiabortion campaigns, private and public -- Interrogations and investigations -- Expansion and specialization -- Raids and rules -- Repercussions -- Radicalization and reform
Control code
34789572
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 387 pages
Isbn
9780520088481
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96022568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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