An Intersectional Archaeology of Women's Reproductive Rights

Author(s): Tracy H. Jenkins

Year: 2017


Black feminist activists working in reproductive rights have long pointed out that access to abortion must be part of a larger project that also addresses poverty, racism, and other vectors of oppression that impact on women's ability to exercise free choice over their reproduction.  Family planning decisions sit at the intersection of these power structures.  This is illustrated at an early 20th-century tenement in Easton, Maryland, where gender ideals, racial segregation, slumlord renting, commercialization, and medicalization create the provenience for a 1903 package of Chichester's English Pennyroyal Pills.

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An Intersectional Archaeology of Women's Reproductive Rights. Tracy H. Jenkins. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435299)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 471