A Thoroughly Modern Courtship: Preparing for Marriage in the 1930s Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
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  • Cuffman, Lydia
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History
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  • In the United States during the 1930s, restrictive anti-obscenity laws ensured that contraceptive information was extremely difficult to find. Arthur Taylor and Sallie Blackwell Sharp were married in 1935, and in the year before their wedding they pursued a variety of tactics in hopes of learning how to control the size of their family. Taylor and Sharp provide a valuable case study for evaluating how middle-class white Americans worked to learn about birth control and how they dealt with the formidable obstacles that stood between them and the knowledge they sought.
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