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Author Lovett, Laura L., author.

Title Conceiving the future : pronatalism, reproduction, and the family in the United States, 1890-1938 / Laura L. Lovett
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xi, 236 pages) : illustrations
Series Gender and American culture
Gender & American culture.
Contents Nostalgia, modernism, and the family ideal -- New occasions teach new duties : Mary Elizabeth Lease's maternalist agenda -- Reclaiming the home : George H. Maxwell and the homecroft movement -- The political economy of sex : Edward A. Ross and race suicide -- Men as trees walking : Theodore Roosevelt and the conservation of the race -- Fitter families for future firesides : Florence Sherbon and popular eugenics -- American pronatalism
Summary Through nostalgic idealisations of motherhood, family, and the home, influential leaders in early twentieth-century America constructed and legitimated a range of reforms that promoted human reproduction. This book looks closely at the ideologies of five influential American figures: Mary Elizabeth Lease's maternalist agenda, Florence Sherbon's eugenic 'fitter families' campaign, George H. Maxwell's 'homecroft' movement of land reclamation and home building, Theodore Roosevelt's campaign for conservation and country life, and Edward Alsworth Ross's sociological theory of race suicide and social control
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-228) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Čubrilović Familie : 19. Jh.-
Families -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Family size -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Family policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Eugenics -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Nostalgia -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Eugenics -- history
History, 20th Century
Social Change -- history
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Alternative Family.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
Family policy
Family size
United States
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780807868102