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Private choices vs. public voices: The history of Planned Parenthood in Houston
Over the past half century the name Planned Parenthood has become a household term. As its leadership has struggled to create and maintain its identity and to keep it financially afloat, the organization has evolved. This ...
Infanticide in Victorian England, 1856-1878: Thirty legal cases (England)
The crime of infanticide plagued England throughout the nineteenth century, but by the 1860s it seemed to experts and laymen alike that incidences of the crime had reached crisis proportions. The publicity that newspapers ...
Persistence and irony in the incarceration of women in the Texas Penitentiary, 1907-1910
Between 1907 and 1910, Progressive reformers' attacks on the convict lease system of the Texas Penitentiary brought sexual misconduct of guards with female prisoners into public view and prompted officials to transfer women ...
Hearts divided: The marriage and family of Elizabeth and William Wirt, 1802-1834
This joint biography of Elizabeth Gamble Wirt (1784-1857) and William Wirt (1772-1834) tells the story of a middle-class couple in the upper South from 1802 to 1834. The Wirts were members of the emerging urban professional ...