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Wake up little Susie : single pregnancy before Roe v. Wade

Author: Rickie Solinger
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Twenty-five years after Roe v. Wade, abortion rights are contested as never before and current debates over welfare, workfare, and public assistance to women with children demonstrate the way in which race and class continue to affect women's reproductive freedom. A pioneering work, Wake Up Little Susie reveals how current attitudes toward these issues developed by examining their roots in the postwar era and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rickie Solinger
ISBN: 0415926769 9780415926768
OCLC Number: 317240651
Description: 344 pages
Contents: Introduction: Female and Fertile in the Fifties --
Ch. 1. The Stick and the Carrot: Public Meanings of Black and White Single Pregnancy in the Pre --
Roe v. Wade Era --
Ch. 2. The Making of the "Matriarchy": The Persistence of Biological Explanations for Black Single Pregnancy --
Ch. 3. The Girl Nobody Loved: Psychological Explanations for White Single Pregnancy --
Ch. 4. Behind the Fence: Maternity Homes, 1945-65 --
Ch. 5. The Disposition of Illegitimate Babies I: The Postwar Adoption Mandate --
Ch. 6. The Disposition of Illegitimate Babies II: A Taxpayer's Issue --
Ch. 7. The Population Bomb and the Sexual Revolution: Toward Choice --
Afterword: The Legacy of Racialized Single Motherhood --
1950s and Beyond.
Responsibility: Rickie Solinger.

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This book unravels the complex, disturbing reality of single pregnancy in the Post World War II era, exploring the way in which race, more than any other factor, defined the experience of unwed  Read more...

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