19th Century through Progressive Era

last revised 8/4/00

Brodie, Janet Farrell, Contraception and abortion in nineteenth-century America (Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1994) McCabe Honors Hist 135: Amer Social Hist]

Browder, Clifford, "The wickedest woman in New York" : Madame Restell, the abortionist (Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books, 1988

Derr, Mary Krane, "Early feminists opposed abortion," Utne Reader (Mar./Apr. '91) p. 62

Dyer, Frederick N., Champion of Women and the Unborn: : Horatio Robinson Storer, , M.D.[ publisher info: http://www.shpusa.com/books/champ.html

Linders,, Annulla , "Abortion as a social problem: the construction of "opposite" solutions in Sweden and the United States," Social Problems 45 no4 (Nov 1998): 488-509

McLaren, Angus, Illegal operations: women, doctors, and abortion, 1886-1939.," Journal of Social History 26 (Summer '93) p. 797-816

Mohr, James C., Abortion in America : the origins and evolutions of national policy, 1800-1900 ( New York : Oxford University Press, 1978 [S McCabe KF9315 .M6 ]

O'Hair, James P., A brief history of abortion in the United States.," JAMA 262 (Oct. 6 '89) p. 1875+[Cornell CrPer 263- 1990-

Olasky, Marvin., Victorian secret: pro-life victories in 19th-century America.," Policy Review no.60 (Spring '92) p. 30-7

Reagan, Leslie J., "About to meet her maker": women, doctors, dying declarations, and the state's investigation of abortion, Chicago, 1867-1940., " The Journal of American History 77 (Mar. '91) p. 1240-64



Written by Robert Bannister, Swarthmore College (emeritus). Please send suggestions/corrections to rbannis1@swarthmore.edu