Web Sites | Books
Time 100 Leaders and Revolutionaries: Margaret Sanger
Selected as one of Time magazine's top 100 leaders and revolutionaries, Margaret Sanger is profiled here in an article by Gloria Steinem. The site also contains the famous photo of Sanger being "gagged" for her revolutionary views and audio from one of Sanger's speeches.
Margaret Sanger Papers Project
The New York University Department of History maintains this treasure trove of information about Margaret Sanger and her writing. The site includes samples of her writing and links to other Web sites that publish her works.
Planned Parenthood: Margaret Sanger Fact Sheet
This web site aims to separate fact from fiction in regard to some of Sanger's more controversial statements and views. The site also provides suggestions for further reading and extensive references.
John Rock's Error
This March 2000 article by The New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell explains what the co-inventor of the Pill didn't know about menstruation.
The MIT Museum: Katharine McCormick
The MIT Museum's Web site provides a biography of McCormick with an emphasis on her accomplishments while a student at MIT and her later contributions to the institution.
Read about synthetic steroid pioneers Percy Julian and Carl Djerassi on this Web site produced by the Chemical Heritage Foundation.
You and The Pill
Planned Parenthood delivers information on this Web site about the pros and cons of taking the pill including information on the effectiveness of the Pill, its cost, how it works, side effects and issues surrounding the Pill and breast cancer.
The Pill for Men
Read article summaries on the development of a male pill.
Web Sites | Books
Asbell, Bernard. The Pill: A Biography of the Drug that Changed the World. New York: Random House, 1995.
Bailey, Beth L. From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988.
Bailey, Beth. Sex in the Heartland. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1999.
Berton, Pierre, ed. Voices From the Sixties. New York: Doubleday & Company, 1967.
Biezanek, Anne. All Things New. New York: Harper and Row, 1964.
Birmingham, William, ed. What Modern Catholics Think About Birth Control. New York: The New American Library, 1964.
Chesler, Ellen. Woman of Valor: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in America. New York: Anchor Books, Doubleday, 1993.
Cott, Nancy. Public Vows: A History of Marriage. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2000.
DuPlessis, Rachel Blau and Ann Snitow, eds. The Feminist Memoir Project: Voices From Women's Liberation. New York: Three Rivers, 1998.
Farber, David and Beth Bailey. The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.
Garrow, David. Liberty and Sexuality. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
Gordon, Linda. Woman's Body, Woman's Right: Birth Control in America. New York: Penguin Books, 1990.
Halberstam, David. The Fifties. New York: Villard, 1993.
Kerber, Linda K. and Jane Sherron De Hart. Women's America: Refocusing the Past. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Lader, Lawrence. The Margaret Sanger Story and the Fight For Birth Control. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1955.
Lynn, Loretta and Vecsey, George. Coal Miner's Daughter. Chicago, Illinois: Henry Regnery Company, 1976.
Marsh, Margaret. Suburban Lives. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1990.
Marsh, Margaret and Wanda Ronner. The Empty Cradle: Infertility in America From Colonial Times to the Present. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Masters, William H. and Virginia E. Johnson. Human Sexual Response. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1966.
May, Elaine Tyler. Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era. New York: Basic Books, 1988.
McCann, Carole R. Birth Control Politics In The United States, 1916-1945. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1994.
McEnaney, Laura. Civil Defense Begins at Home: Militarization Meets Everyday Life in the Fifties. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2000.
McLaughlin, Loretta. The Pill, John Rock, and the Church: The Biography of Revolution. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1982.
Noonan Jr., John T. The Church and Contraception: The Issues at Stake. New York: Paulist Press, 1967.
Pope Paul VI. Humanae Vitae: On the Regulation of Birth. Encyclical Letter. United States Catholic Conference Publishing Services, July, 1968.
Pyle, Leo. The Pill and Birth Regulation: Documentation of the Catholic Debate. London: Butler & Tanner Ltd, 1964.
Ramirez, Annette B. Colonialism, Catholicism and Contraception: A History of Birth Control in Puerto Rico. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1983.
Reed, James. From Private Vice to Public Virtue: The Birth Control Movement and America. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1978.
Roberts, Dorothy. Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Life. New York: Pantheon Books, 1997.
Rock, John. The Time Has Come: A Catholic Doctor's Proposals to End the Battle Over Birth Control. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1963.
Roth, Rachel. Making Women Pay: The Hidden Cost of Fetal Rights. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2000.
Sanger, Margaret. Motherhood in Bondage. Women and Health, Cultural and Social Perspectives Series. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 2000.
Seaman, Barbara. The Doctors' Case Against the Pill. Alameda, California: Hunter House, Inc., 1995.
Schroedel, Jean Reith. Is the Fetus A Person? A Comparison of Policies Across the Fifty States. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2000.
Tone, Andrea. Controlling Reproduction: An American History. Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1997.
----. Devices and Desires. New York: Hill and Wang, 2001.
Vaughan, Paul. The Pill On Trial. New York: Coward-McCann, 1970.
Watkins, Elizabeth Siegel. On the Pill: A Social History of Oral Contraceptives, 1950-1970. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Weiss, Joe. Bitter Pill: A Novel of Sexual Freedom. Brown Book Company, 1968.