Reproduction History Syllabus

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The History and Politics of Reproduction, Before and After Roe

A Syllabus 

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US History

Abortion

Books

Articles

Essays 

Media 

Contraception and Birth Control

Books

Articles

Sexual Education

Books

Articles

Providers

Books

Medicalization

Books

Articles

Crime and Criminalization

Books 

Articles

Essays

Media

Religion

Books

Articles 

Essays

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Pregnancy Loss 

Books

Articles 

Media

Legal History

Books

Articles

Activism

Books

Articles 

Essays

Media

  • Tia Lessen and Emma Pildes, directors, The Janes, HBO Films, 2022.

Anti-Abortion & Right-to-Life Movements 

Books

Articles 

Essays

Media 

Reproductive Justice

Books

Articles

Race

Books 

Articles

Essays

Media

Eugenics

Books

Articles 

Media

Disability

Books

Articles

Media

  • Sexing History (audio), “Sherri

Cultural Representations 

Books

Articles

Essays

Media

Material Histories 

  • Gillian Frank, “The Abortionist,” Perspectives on History, December 2021.

International Contexts

Books

Articles

Essays

Media

Modern Perspectives 

Articles 

Essays

Personal Reflections & Experiences