Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, Volume 1:
The Woman Rebel, 1900-1928 documents the formative years of one of
America's most controversial and influential feminists. It details Margaret
Higgins Sanger's difficult journey from working-class radical in pre-World
War I bohemian Greenwich Village to upper-class celebrity who achieved mainstream
respectability as she forged alliances with the medical profession in an ongoing
crusade to ensure the right of every woman to determine whether and when to
have children. Sanger was an early champion of birth control, a term that
she helped coin in 1914. The documents in this volume demonstrate the complexity
of this forward-looking woman's life as she filled the diverse roles of wife,
lover, mother, nurse, journalist, radical socialist, and renowned activist.
Litoff JB. Margaret Sanger. JAMA. 2003;290(3):408-409. doi:10.1001/jama.290.3.408