American Women's History: A Research Guide|
Birth Control & Abortion
Blanchard, Dallas A. The Anti-Abortion Movement: References and Resources. New York: G.K. Hall, 1996.
Brodie, Janet Farrell. "Selected Bibliography of Literature of Reproductive Control Advice, 1830-1880." In Contraception and Abortion in Nineteenth-Century America. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1994.
Huls, Mary Ellen. United States Government Documents on Women,
1800-1900: A Comprehensive Bibliography. Vol 1, Social Issues.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993.
Moore, Gloria, and Ronald Moore. Margaret Sanger and the Birth
Control Movement: A Bibliography, 1911-1984.. Metuchen, N.J.:
Scarecrow, 1986. 211p.
Baer, Judith A., ed. Historical and Multicultural Encyclopedia of Women's Reproductive Rights in the United States. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2002. 238p.
Gordon, Linda. Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America. New York: Grossman, 1976.
Reagan, Leslie J. When
Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and
Law in the United States, 1867-1973. Berkeley: University of
California Press, c1997. Available
See also: Archival Collections - General Tools
Birth Control and Abortion Rights: Selected Primary Sources in the Sophia Smith Collection [online]. Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, updated 30 March 2000 [cited 30 June 2000]. Available from: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/subjbirth.html.
Fiorenza, Mary, and Michael Edmonds. Women's History: Resources at
the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. 5th ed. Madison: The
McKay, Diane, and Ginny Daley, comps. History of Sexuality: Resources in the Special Collections Library at Duke University [online]. August 1995 [cited 10 June 1997]. Available from: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/women/histsex.html.
List for Iowa Women's Archives [online]. Iowa City: Iowa Women's
University of Iowa Libraries, January 1997 [cited 14 June
2000]. Available from:
"Birth Control." In Digital Images from the American Radicalism Collection [online]. East Lansing: Special Collections Division, Michigan State University Libraries, 1997- [cited 2 March 2002]. Available from: http://digital.lib.msu.edu. Select "Collections," then "American Radicalism Collection," and "Birth Control." The site includes five works by Margaret Sanger.
Dublin, Thomas, and Kathryn Kish Sklar. Women and Social Movements in
the United States, 1830-1930 [online]. 1997- [cited 4 May 2001].
Available from: http://womhist.binghamton.edu.
The Margaret Sanger
Papers: Margaret Sanger and The Woman Rebel
Marriage, Women, and
the Law, 1815-1914 [online]. [Mountain View, Calif.]: Research
Libraries Group, 1996-1998. Available from:
Collection [online]. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, n.d. [cited
23 November 2002]. Available
Margaret Sanger Papers: The Smith College Collections.
Bethesda, Md: University Publications of America, 1994.
Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger
Library, Radcliffe College. Series 3: Sexuality, Sex Education and
Reproductive Rights. Bethesda, MD: University Publications of
Danky, James P., ed. and Maureen E. Hady, et al., comps., in
association with the State
Historical Society of Wisconsin. Women's Periodicals and Newspapers
the 18th Century
to 1981: A Union List of Holdings of Madison, Wisconsin
Libraries. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1982.
Devins, Neal, and Wendy L. Watson, eds. Federal Abortion Politics: A Documentary History. 3 vols. Garland, 1996.
Rubin, Eva R., ed. The Abortion Controversy: A Documentary History. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.
Sanger, Margaret. The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger. Volume 1, The Woman Rebel, 1900-1928. Edited by Esther Katz. Assisted by Cathy Moran Hajo and Peter C. Engelman. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003.
Tone, Andrea, ed. Controlling Reproduction: An American
History. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1997. 243p.
Includes both scholarly essays and a wide variety of primary sources:
court cases, statutes, medical journals, popular manuals,
advertisements, and congressional hearings.
Bryan, Mary Lynn McCree, and Esther Katz. Women's Activism and Social Change: Documenting the Lives of Margaret Sanger and Jane Addams [Lecture online]. Library of Congress, 24 March 2003. Available from: http://www.loc.gov/locvideo/womenact/.
Fadiman, Dorothy, prod. and dir. From the Back Alleys to the Supreme Court & Beyond [online]. Talking History, . Available from: http://www.albany.edu/history/FromTheBackAlleys.html.
Tone, Andrea. A
History of Contraceptives in America [online]. Interviewed by
Fred Nielsen. Talking History, 17 June 2002. Available from:
Middle Tennessee State University Library