Woman and the New Race

Margaret SANGER (1879 - 1966)

Margaret Sanger was an American sex educator and nurse who became one of the leading birth control activists of her time, having at one point, even served jail time for importing birth control pills, then illegal, into the United States. Woman and the New Race is her treatise on how the control of population size would not only free women from the bondage of forced motherhood, but would elevate all of society. The original fight for birth control was closely tied to the labor movement as well as the Eugenics movement, and her book provides fascinating insight to a mostly-forgotten turbulent battle recently fought in American history. (Summary by Becky)

Genre(s): Social Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 00-Preface and Dedication by Havelock Ellis Becky Cook
00:03:53
Play 02 01- Woman’s Error and Her Debt Becky Cook
00:08:39
Play 03 02- Woman’s Struggle for Freedom Becky Cook
00:23:16
Play 04 03- The Material of the New Race Becky Cook
00:18:36
Play 05 04- Two Classes of Women Becky Cook
00:09:49
Play 06 05- The Wickedness of Creating Large Families Becky Cook
00:15:33
Play 07 06- Cries of Despair Becky Cook
00:15:58
Play 08 07- When Should A Woman Avoid Having Children? Becky Cook
00:08:02
Play 09 08- Birth Control - A Parents Problem or a Woman’s? Becky Cook
00:08:07
Play 10 09- Continence- Is It Practicable or Desirable? Becky Cook
00:17:27
Play 11 10- Contraceptives or Abortion? Becky Cook
00:12:02
Play 12 11- Are Preventive Means Certain? Becky Cook
00:07:16
Play 13 12- Will Birth Control Help the Cause of Labor? Becky Cook
00:13:12
Play 14 13- Battalions of Unwanted Babies the Cause of War Becky Cook
00:15:44
Play 15 14- Woman and the New Mortality Becky Cook
00:17:54
Play 16 15- Legislating Woman’s Morals Becky Cook
00:12:17
Play 17 16- Why Not Birth Control Clinics in America? Becky Cook
00:11:05
Play 18 17- Progress We have Made Becky Cook
00:17:01
Play 19 18- The Goal Becky Cook
00:10:05