Women Advocates of Reproductive Rights

Eleven Who Led the Struggle in the United States and Great Britain

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About the Book

Frances Wright was a pioneer in the fight for women’s reproductive rights in late–19th century America. She received little support at the time, but laid the foundation for those who followed.
Margaret Sanger championed the universal availability of contraception. Betty Friedan founded the National Organization for Women (NOW).
This book contains eleven biographies of women who fought for women’s reproductive rights and their rights to education about sexuality. Each made a significant contribution to women’s emancipation from repressive sexual attitudes and laws.

About the Author(s)

The late Moira Davison Reynolds, a retired biochemist, wrote about women who made significant contributions to United States culture, including several books about activists, artists, authors and scientists. She lived in Marquette, Michigan.

Bibliographic Details

Moira Davison Reynolds
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 179
Bibliographic Info: 10 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [1994]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6739-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8781-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations      viii

Preface and Acknowledgments      ix

Introduction      1

1. Frances Wright      5

2. Annie Besant      19

3. Emma Goldman      31

4. Margaret Sanger      47

5. Marie Stopes      69

6. Mary Dennett      83

7. Mary Calderone      97

8. Katharine McCormick      107

9. Betty Friedan      117

10. Sarah Weddington      125

11. Virginia Johnson      143

Epilogue      149

Bibliography      159

Index      167

Book Reviews & Awards

“Reynolds profiles 11 spearheads of the movement for reproductive rights and sexual education”—Booklist.