Revolutionary conceptions : women, fertility, and family limitation in America, 1760-1820 (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Revolutionary conceptions : women, fertility, and family limitation in America, 1760-1820

Author: Susan E Klepp
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By examining the attitudes and behaviors surrounding the contentious issues of family, contraception, abortion, sexuality, beauty, and identity, Klepp demonstrates that many American women--rural and urban, free and enslaved--began to radically redefine motherhood during the Age of Revolution as they asserted, or attempted to assert, control over their bodies, their marriages, and their daughters' opportunities.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Klepp
ISBN: 9780807833223 0807833223 9780807859926 0807859923
OCLC Number: 317929508
Notes: "Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia."
Awards: American Historical Association Joan Kelly Memorial Prize, 2010.
Description: vi, 312 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. first to fall: fertility, American women, and revolution --
Starting, spacing, and stopping: the statistics of birth and family size --
Old ways and new --
Women's words --
Beauty and the bestial: images of women --
Potions, pills, and jumping ropes: the technology of birth control --
Increase and multiply: embarrassed men and public order --
Reluctant revolutionaries --
Conclusion. fertility and the feminine in early America.
Responsibility: Susan E. Klepp.
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In the Age of Revolution, how did American women conceive their lives and marital obligations? Examining the attitudes and behaviors surrounding the contentious issues of family, contraception,  Read more...

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