6/23/91, 12/11/95, 10/97.


Moore, Gloria, Margaret Sanger and the birth control movement : a bibliography, 1911-1984 (Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1986) Canaday Ref Z7164.B5 M66 1986

General: 19th Centur

Banks, Olive, From Feminism to Family Planning {GB only but suggestive]

Bode, Carl, "Columbia's Carnal Bed," American Quarterly 15 (1963), 52-64.

Fryer, Peter, The Birth Controllers (1966) [S McCabe HQ766 .F79]

Himes, Norman, The Medical History of Contraception (1934) [HQ766.H53.1963]

Peel, John, "The Manufacture and Retailing of Contraceptives in England," Population Studies 17 (1963), 113-25.

Riddle, John M., Eve's herbs : a history of contraception and abortion in the West (Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997) [ B CanadayRG137.45 .R53 1997; H Magill RG137.45 .R53 1997]

Smith, Daniel S., "Family Limitation, Sexual Control, and Domestic Feminism in Victorian America," Feminist Studies 1 (1973)

Progressive Era

Brecher, Edward, The Sex Researchers (1969) [Sanger's relation to Havelock Ellis]

Gordon, Linda. Women's Body, Women's Right (New York, 1976)

Gordon, Linda. "The Politics of Population: Birth Control and the Eugenics Movement, " Radical America 8 (1974)

Kennedy, David, Birth Control in America:The Career of Margaret Sanger (1971)

McCann, Carole R. (Carole Ruth), Birth control politics in the United States, 1916-1945 (Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1994)[ S McCabe HQ766.5.U5 M43 1994]

Reed, James From Private Vice to Public Virtue (1978)



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