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America and the pill a history of promise, peril, and liberation by Elaine Tyler May

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Published by Basic Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Birth control -- United States -- History,
  • Oral contraceptives -- Social aspects -- United States -- History,
  • Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementElaine Tyler May.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ766.5.U5 .M39 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23944764M
ISBN 109780465011520
LC Control Number2009046957
OCLC/WorldCa435418547

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