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Susan Klepp's Revolutionary Conceptions: Women, Fertility, and Family Limitation in America, 1760–1820 is a groundbreaking and thorough study of how women empowered themselves during the revolutionary period by limiting childbearing and by gaining more control over their own bodies. Klepp shows how late eighteenth-century colonial American women rebelled against ifelong childbearing and unlimited access to their bodies. She supports her thesis with a variety of methodologies, primary sources, and voices.
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