“Woman must have her freedom": First Edition of Woman and the New Race; Signed and dated by Margaret Sanger
Woman and the New Race.
Sanger, Margaret; Preface by Havelock Ellis.$1,500.00
Item Number: 5468
New York: Brentano's, 1920.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “Margaret Sanger Dec. 8, 1928.” In very good condition with some toning to the spine and rubbing to the extremities.
Margaret Sanger was an American sex educator and nurse who became one of the leading birth control activists of her time, having at one point, even served jail time for importing birth control pills, then illegal, into the United States. Woman and the New Race is her treatise on how the control of population size would not only free women from the bondage of forced motherhood, but would elevate all of society. The original fight for birth control was closely tied to the labor movement as well as the Eugenics movement, and her book provides fascinating insight to a mostly-forgotten turbulent battle recently fought in American history.