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Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938 (Gender and American Culture)

Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938 (Gender and American Culture) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"A richly detailed, well-organized, and thoroughly researched narrative analyzing how perceptions about rural America, gender, race, and the family shaped pronatalist public policy around the turn of the twentieth century."

-- New England Quarterly "A useful complement to recent studies. . . . Contributes significantly to the further unraveling of . . . tenuous and slippery connections."

The Journal of American History "Readers of this imaginative book will see many issues in a fresh light. They may be inspired to think in new ways about the connections between Americans' environmentalism, their celebration of the family, and their anxieties about women's roles outside the home."

-- Kansas History "A thoughtful and probing book that backdates the emergence of pronationalism in the United States to the late nineteenth century and exposes intersections of nostalgia, eugenics, motherhood, and the idealization of the white frontier family from the 1890s to the 1930s. . . . A nicely textured analysis."

ISIS "This eclectic mix of major and minor players and familiar and unfamiliar reform efforts demonstrates the ubiquity of pronatalist thought and its ideological flexibility."

Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

Synopsis:

Through nostalgic idealizations of motherhood, family, and the home, argues Laura Lovett, influential leaders in early twentieth-century America constructed and legitimated a range of reforms that promoted human reproduction.

About the Author

Laura Lovett is assistant professor of history at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807831076
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Social history
Author:
Lovett, Laura
Author:
Lovett, Laura L.
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Turn of the Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Family size
Subject:
Family -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Eugenics -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
motherhood; family; reproduction; pronatalism; population; agrarian tradition; agrarianism; racism; reproductive conformity; coercive reproduction practices; eugenics; reproduction; irrigation; Homecroft; reclamation; Populism; Progressivism; reform; welf
Subject:
Motherhood
Subject:
Reproduction
Subject:
pronatalism
Subject:
Population
Subject:
agrarian tradition
Subject:
agrarianism
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
reproductive conformity
Subject:
coercive reproduction practices
Subject:
Eugenics
Subject:
Irrigation
Subject:
Homecroft
Subject:
Reclamation
Subject:
Populism
Subject:
Progressivism
Subject:
Reform
Subject:
Welfare
Subject:
Suburbs
Subject:
Race
Subject:
Suicide
Subject:
Conservation
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Theodore Roosevelt
Subject:
Edward Ross
Subject:
Mary Elisabeth Lease
Subject:
Florence Sherbon
Subject:
George Maxwell
Subject:
Kansas
Subject:
Fitter Families
Subject:
American Eugenics Society
Subject:
Elsworth Huntington
Subject:
Irving Fisher
Subject:
Edith Wood
Subject:
Gifford Pinchot
Subject:
typical family
Subject:
baby boom
Subject:
scientific racism
Subject:
positive eugenics
Subject:
posit
Subject:
ive eugenics
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Gender and American Culture
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
5.75 x 8.75 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938 (Gender and American Culture)
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"Synopsis" by , Through nostalgic idealizations of motherhood, family, and the home, argues Laura Lovett, influential leaders in early twentieth-century America constructed and legitimated a range of reforms that promoted human reproduction.
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