Wake Up Little Susie: Single Pregnancy and Race Before Roe V. Wade (Revised)
Rickie Solinger (Author)
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DescriptionRickie Solinger's passionate and powerful history serves to remind us of the importance of the feminist efforts that led to Roe v. Wade and the many other measures that have liberated women from the constraints of the past. -From the new foreword by Elaine Tyler May Twenty-five years after the Supreme Court's landmark decision, abortion rights are as fiercely contested as ever and current debates over welfare, workfare, and public assistance to women with children demonstrate the way in which race and class continue to effect women's reproductive freedom. A pioneering work, Wake Up Little Susie reveals how current attitudes toward these issues developed by examining their roots in the postwar era and discerning how differently they affected black and white women. A powerful and shocking book, Susie is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the complex and disturbing politics surrounding issues of race, class and reproductive rights. This new edition includes a foreword by the esteemed social historian, Elaine Tyler May, and an afterword by the author that places the issues examined in Susie in the context of the current controversies.
February 28, 2000
6.02 X 8.88 X 0.73 inches | 1.08 pounds
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About the Author
Rickie Solinger is also the author of The Abortionist: AWoman Against the Law and editor of Abortion Wars: A HalfCentury of Struggle, 1950-2000. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.