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Published: 17 July 2008

376 Pages | 58 in-text b/w halftones


ISBN: 9780199541409

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Birthing the Nation

Sex, Science, and the Conception of Eighteenth-Century Britons

Lisa Forman Cody

  • Winner of the 2005 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians First Book Prize
  • Winner of the Sierra Prize of the Western Association of Women Historians 2005
  • Winner of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Best First Book Award
  • Examines why male obstetricians triumphed over female midwives
  • Fresh approach to history of childbirth - Emphasizes the construction of masculinity and men's relationships to women, family, and other men.

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