Cover: Barren in the Promised Land in PAPERBACK

Barren in the Promised Land

Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674061828

Publication Date: 04/25/1997

Short

336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

6 halftones; 1 line illustration

World

  • Preface
  • Introduction: The Public and Private Stake in Reproduction
  • Barren to Infertile: Childlessness Before the Twentieth Century
  • The “Race Suicide” Panic: Eugenics and the Pressure to Procreate
  • Unfit for Parenthood: Class, Race, and Compulsory Sterilization
  • The Baby Craze: The Rise of Compulsory Parenthood
  • Infertility: Freud in the Bedroom, Sex at the Clinic
  • Childfree: The Revolt Against the Baby Boom
  • Designer Genes: The Baby Quest and the Reproductive Fix
  • Appendix: A Note on the Sample of Letters
  • Notes
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

(logo) SpeakOUT: 50th Anniversary

Speaking with SpeakOut Boston

We continue our celebration of Pride Month by talking with some of the speakers who volunteer with SpeakOUT Boston. They share their stories with a variety of audiences to foster a better understanding of the LGBTQ+ community, so we thought we’d ask them some questions of our own.