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Birth Control, Sex, and Marriage in Britain 1918-1960

Kate Fisher

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267361
eISBN:
9780191708299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267361.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The early 20th century witnessed a revolution in contraceptive behaviour as the large Victorian family disappeared. This book offers a new perspective on the gender relations, sexual attitudes, and ... More


‘It never does to plan anything’ 1

Kate Fisher

in Birth Control, Sex, and Marriage in Britain 1918-1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267361
eISBN:
9780191708299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267361.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter challenges the assumption — which informs family planning programmes and policy initiatives across the globe — that ‘rational’ future planning is an essential prerequisite for systematic ... More


Arguments from Medical History and Demography

Robert Woods

in Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542758
eISBN:
9780191715358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542758.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter makes and justifies a claim: medical and demographic histories are inseparable when fetal health and life chances are the subjects. It is argued that there was an improvement in the ... More


Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Zvi Razi and Richard Smith (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The records of manorial courts have been used increasingly as the principal source for the reconstruction of rural and small town society in Medieval England. They offer a unique source with which to ... More


Demographic Structures

Keith Wrightson and David Lavine

in Poverty and Piety in an English Village: Terling, 1525–1700

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203216
eISBN:
9780191675799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203216.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the demographic structure of the village of Terling, which was vital to both the emergence of the greatly expanded labouring class and its continuance as a permanent feature of ... More


The Politics of Reproduction: Race, Medicine, and Fertility in the Age of Abolition

Katherine Paugh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198789789
eISBN:
9780191831478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789789.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History, World Modern History

This book examines the history and politics of childbearing in the British Empire during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. British politicians became increasingly concerned to ... More


Of Bodies and Borders: The Demography of Incarceration

Ethan Blue

in Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709405
eISBN:
9780814723166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709405.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter analyzes the demography of incarceration as well as the meaning and practice of arriving in each of these systems. It follows the paths that inmates traveled to border state prisons, and ... More


The World of Abbot Peter

Piotr Górecki

in The Text and the World: The Henryków Book, Its Authors, and their Region, 1160–1310

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199688791
eISBN:
9780191767975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688791.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This chapter shifts emphasis fully onto the human story behind the long process of consolidation of the estate: the stories of the many dozens of protagonists, identified by name, other attributes, ... More


Introduction

Katherine Paugh

in The Politics of Reproduction: Race, Medicine, and Fertility in the Age of Abolition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198789789
eISBN:
9780191831478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789789.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History, World Modern History

Many British abolitionists and politicians during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries identified the encouragement of reproduction among enslaved Afro-Caribbeans as one of their ... More


The Last Places Man Created

Breandán Mac Suibhne

in The End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198738619
eISBN:
9780191801884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738619.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Beagh is a small neighbourhood (380 acres), two miles west of the two-street town of Ardara. Here, the cultivation of potatoes had facilitated demographic expansion from the mid-eighteenth century, ... More


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