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The Resource Birth control and the population question in England, 1877-1930, [by] Richard Allen Soloway

Birth control and the population question in England, 1877-1930, [by] Richard Allen Soloway

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Birth control and the population question in England, 1877-1930
Title
Birth control and the population question in England, 1877-1930
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[by] Richard Allen Soloway
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this well-written, sensitive treatment of an emotional and complex issue, Richard Soloway examines the origins of the modern birth control movement in the wider context of the dramatic decline in fertility that first became apparent in the 1880s. By the time the decline leveled off in the 1930s, the birthrate had dropped by more than half and the average number of children per marriage had fallen from five or six to approximately two. Soloway analyzes how successive generations from the late Victorian period to the Great Depression of the 1930s interpreted and responded to this demographic revolution. Soloway concludes that the responses and proposals of the prominent as well as peripheral figures drawn into the debate about the causes and consequences of the declining birthrate mirrored widespread concerns about the profound economic, social, moral, religious, political, and cultural changes altering England and its influential position in the world. -- From publisher's description
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UkLiU
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Soloway, R. A
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birth control
  • Public opinion
  • Family size
  • England
Label
Birth control and the population question in England, 1877-1930, [by] Richard Allen Soloway
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-396) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The declining birthrate -- Fertility and class -- Neo-Malthusianism -- Labor and socialism -- The church and the birthrate -- Medicine and Malthusianism -- The woman question -- Cradles or coffins: the Great War, 1914-1918 -- Neo-Malthusianism and the new generation -- Marie Stopes and the constructive birth control -- Religion and reconstruction -- Birth control and the medical profession -- The politics of birth control -- The walls of the citadel fall
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 418 pages
Isbn
9780807815045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Birth control and the population question in England, 1877-1930, [by] Richard Allen Soloway
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The declining birthrate -- Fertility and class -- Neo-Malthusianism -- Labor and socialism -- The church and the birthrate -- Medicine and Malthusianism -- The woman question -- Cradles or coffins: the Great War, 1914-1918 -- Neo-Malthusianism and the new generation -- Marie Stopes and the constructive birth control -- Religion and reconstruction -- Birth control and the medical profession -- The politics of birth control -- The walls of the citadel fall
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 418 pages
Isbn
9780807815045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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