WOMAN AND THE NEW RACE by MARGARET SANGER with a preface by Havelock EllisNEW
YORK, NY: TRUTH PUBLISHING COMPANY (1920)
FIRST EDITION, cloth spine hardcover, 7-11/16" tall, xi and 234 pages
frontispiece photo of Sanger with her two sons
no owner name, no dustjacket
slightly worn and soiled, some ink marks at the bottom of page vii otherwise
in very good or better condition
Margaret Higgins Sanger (born Margaret Louise Higgins; September 14, 1879 –
September 6, 1966), also known as Margaret Sanger Slee, was an American birth
control activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term
birth control", opened the first birth control clinic in the United States,
and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood
Federation of America.
Sanger used her writings and speeches primarily to promote her way of
thinking. She was prosecuted for her book Family Limitation under the Comstock
Act in 1914. She was afraid of what would happen, so she fled to Britain until
she knew it was safe to return to the US. Sanger's efforts contributed to
several judicial cases that helped legalize contraception in the United States.
Due to her connection with Planned Parenthood, Sanger is a frequent target of
criticism by opponents of abortion. However, Sanger drew a sharp distinction
between birth control and abortion and was opposed to abortions throughout the
bulk of her professional career, declining to participate in them as a nurse.
Sanger remains an admired figure in the American reproductive rights movement.
She has been criticized for supporting eugenics.....