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Women and Health in America: Historical Readings, 2nd Edition

 
 
 
 
Women and Health in America: Historical Readings, 2nd Edition
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780299159641
ISBN 10: 299159647
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: The University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: 1999-03-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 560
List Price: $29.95
 
 

In this thoroughly updated second edition, Judith Walzer Leavitt has collected thirty-five articles representing important scholarship in this once-neglected field. Organized chronologically and then by topic, this volume covers studies of women and health in the colonial and revolutionary periods and the nineteenth century through the Civil War. The remainder of the book concentrates on the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries and addresses such controversial issues as body image and physical fitness, sexuality, fertility, abortion and birth control, childbirth and motherhood, mental illness, women's health care providers (midwives, nurses, physicians), and health reform and public health.