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The Margaret Sanger Story. by  Lawrence [Margaret Sanger] Lader - Signed First Edition - 1955 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 5040)

The Margaret Sanger Story.

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The Margaret Sanger Story.

by Lader, Lawrence [Margaret Sanger]

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1955. First edition of the biography of the founder of the American birth-control movement. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Association copy, inscribed by Margaret Sanger on the half-title page in the year of publication, "For Alice Adams one of our Planned Parenthood Mother of four lovely children my congratulations and admiration Margaret Sanger April 17 55."The recipient Alice Adams was a novelist and short story writer. Her first novel was Careless Love and after began publishing stories in The New Yorker. She wrote eleven novels, including the bestseller Superior Women. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities. An exceptional association. Noted feminist and activist Sanger began addressing the issue of reproductive rights in The Woman Rebel, her periodical that introduced the term "birth control." In 1916, she founded the American Birth Control League, forerunner of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and later organized the first World Population Conference in Geneva. Biographer Lawrence Lader was the founding chair of NARAL and professor of journalism at NYU. "As the originator of the phrase 'birth control' and its best-known advocate, Margaret Sanger survived Federal indictments, a brief jail term, numerous lawsuits, hundreds of street-corner rallies and raids on her clinics to see much the world accept her view that family planning is a basic human right" (New York Times).


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The Margaret Sanger Story.
Lader, Lawrence [Margaret Sanger]
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Doubleday & Company, Inc
Place of Publication
Garden City, NY
Date Published
first edition, first edition signed, Margaret Sanger
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Biography and Autobiography;

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Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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