History 152 - Lecture 12

History 152 - Lecture 12 - Lecture 12 The Roaring Twenties...

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Lecture # 12 The Roaring Twenties I. The New Woman A. 19 th century – women’s place was truly in the home i. women are more moral and should raise the children ii. work is where capitalism and competition rule – for men only who don’t have the strength of virtue B. Sex: i. Birth contol came through the anarchists, and socialist feminists from about 1910 to 1920 ii. Emma Goldman – sexually promiscuous iii. Margaret Sanger – Mother died at age fifty after having 11 kids 1. coined the term birth control in 1915 2. sexual and medical reform – means to alter social and political power relationships and to alleviate human misery 3. Desire for smaller families was a national trend 4. average 7 kids in 1800 to 3.6 kids by 1900 5. Contraception nothing new but the open advocacy of birth control as a means to control pregnancy was shocking 6. Theodore Roosevelt felt it was “race suicide” – whites are declining while immigrants and “undesirables” continue to breed. 7.
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