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The Resource After Roe : the lost history of the abortion debate, Mary Ziegler

After Roe : the lost history of the abortion debate, Mary Ziegler

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After Roe : the lost history of the abortion debate
Title
After Roe
Title remainder
the lost history of the abortion debate
Statement of responsibility
Mary Ziegler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision legalizing abortion, Roe v. Wade continues to make headlines. After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate cuts through the myths and misunderstandings to present a clear-eyed account of cultural and political responses to the landmark 1973 ruling in the decade that followed. The grassroots activists who shaped the discussion after Roe, Mary Ziegler shows, were far more fluid and diverse than the partisans dominating the debate today. In the early years after the decision, advocates on either side of the abortion battle sought common ground on issues from pregnancy discrimination to fetal research. Drawing on archives and more than 100 interviews with key participants, Ziegler's revelations complicate the view that abortion rights proponents were insensitive to larger questions of racial and class injustice, and expose as caricature the idea that abortion opponents were inherently antifeminist. But over time, "pro-abortion" and "anti-abortion" positions hardened into "pro-choice" and "pro-life" categories in response to political pressures and compromises. This increasingly contentious back-and-forth produced the interpretation now taken for granted--that Roe was primarily a ruling on a woman's right to choose. Peering beneath the surface of social-movement struggles in the 1970s, After Roe reveals how actors on the left and the right have today made Roe a symbol for a spectrum of fervently held political beliefs." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
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Ziegler, Mary
Dewey number
362.1988/80973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
Z54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Pro-life movement
  • Reproductive rights
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Pro-life movement
  • Reproductive rights
  • United States
Label
After Roe : the lost history of the abortion debate, Mary Ziegler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Compromise and polarization
  • Part I: The pro-life movement after Roe.
  • Judicial activism and the pro-life movement
  • The incrementalist ascendancy
  • Part II: The abortion-rights movement after Roe.
  • Women's rights versus population control: abortion and racial politics
  • The rise of choice: single-issue politics and privacy arguments
  • Part III: The movement-countermovement dynamic after Roe.
  • The popular reinterpretation of Roe v. Wade
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 367 pages
Isbn
9780674736771
Lccn
2014039992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893202696
  • 2276518
  • (OCoLC)893202696
  • (OCoLC)ocn893202696
  • 2345343
  • 2347099
  • 2347099
Label
After Roe : the lost history of the abortion debate, Mary Ziegler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Compromise and polarization
  • Part I: The pro-life movement after Roe.
  • Judicial activism and the pro-life movement
  • The incrementalist ascendancy
  • Part II: The abortion-rights movement after Roe.
  • Women's rights versus population control: abortion and racial politics
  • The rise of choice: single-issue politics and privacy arguments
  • Part III: The movement-countermovement dynamic after Roe.
  • The popular reinterpretation of Roe v. Wade
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 367 pages
Isbn
9780674736771
Lccn
2014039992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893202696
  • 2276518
  • (OCoLC)893202696
  • (OCoLC)ocn893202696
  • 2345343
  • 2347099
  • 2347099

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