Show simple item record Engs, Ruth Clifford en 2014-10-23T20:45:33Z en 2014-10-23T20:45:33Z en 2014-11-14 en
dc.identifier.citation ENGS, RUTH C. (Nov 2014) "MARGARET SANGER, BIRTH CONTROL, AND THE EUGENICS MOVEMENTS: CHANGES IN HISTORIOGRAPHICAL INTERPRETATIONS." Paper presented, at: “A New Look at the New Era: Reassessing the 1920s.” Williams College, November 14-15, 2014. Retrieved from IUSCholarWorks Repository: en
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dc.description This paper is on the historiography of Margaret Sanger and the Eugenics Movement of the early 20th century. As the eugenics movement became demonized over the twentieth century, so did Sanger. A draft of a chapter: Engs, R. C. "EUGENICS, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTION AND THE BIRTH CONTROL MOVEMENTS." In: Katherine A.S. Sibley (ed.), A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. Wiley Online Library: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is found at IUSholarworks Repository: en
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dc.description.abstract The eugenics movement was embraced by most middle class and professionals during the 1920s. Conflicting interpretations of Sanger, the leader of the birth control movement of the early twentieth century have been published over the past 50 years. Some historians have lauded her as a heroine who pushed through programs to allow women to have control of their own fertility. In opposition, others have discredited her as an evil villain who promoted negative eugenics among immigrant women. As eugenics became vilified in the post-WWII era, so did Sanger, who along with most public health reforms and professionals, were associated with the early 20th century eugenics movements. The changing historiography of the eugenics movement is likely an underlying factor in the changing interpretations of Sanger. Shifting, and contested views of Sanger and the eugenics movement are reflective of the times when the works were written along with the religious and other biases of the historian. en
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dc.rights This work is licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license. For permission to reuse this work for commercial purposes, please contact Dr. Ruth Engs or the IU Archives. en
dc.subject Margaret Sanger, Eugenics, Birth Control, historiography, 1920s, Progressive Era, en
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