Proving pregnancy : gender, law, and medical knowledge in nineteenth-century America / Felicity M. Turner
- Turner, Felicity M.
- Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- An anatomy of knowledge -- Calling the midwife -- The physician and the corpse -- Slavery, civilization, and the body politic -- Freedom and the reconstruction of bodies -- From midwives to physicians -- From bodies to minds -- The emergence of rights.
- "Examining infanticide cases in the United States from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth centuries, Proving Pregnancy documents how women - Black and white, enslaved and free - gradually lost control over reproduction to male medical and legal professionals"--
- Infanticide—Law and legislation—United States—History—19th century
- Human reproduction—Law and legislation—United States—History—19th century
- Human body—Law and legislation—United States—History—19th century
- Women's rights—United States—History—19th century
- Sex discrimination—Law and legislation—United States—History—19th century
- Pregnancy—Signs and diagnosis
- Intangible property
- Human body—Law and legislation
- Human reproduction—Law and legislation
- Infanticide—Law and legislation
- Sex discrimination—Law and legislation
- Women's rights
- United States
- 9781469669694 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Endowment Note:
- James F. Robb Fund
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