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"Archbishop Hayes on Birth Control," New York
Times, December 18, 1921, pg 16.
In this article summarizing
Archbishop Hayes’ pastoral letter I was able to gain an understanding on
Archbishop Hayes’ opinion on birth control. This newspaper article provided
quotes along with a summarization. I was able to use these quotes from
Archbishop Hayes in my outline along with other statistics provided, like he
delivered the sermon in front of 300 masses. The credibility is very solid
considering it came from a newspaper article in 1920 directly after the
happening. The newspaper that it was published in is also a well-known
"Birth Control Debate." Interview by Winter
This is a book containing Winter
Russell’s opposing opinions about Birth Control that was initially from an
interview. Margaret Sanger’s response to his argument is also included. I used
this book from the 1920’s to supply me with the information of the Russell v.
Sanger debate. I was able to grab quotes from the book along with analyze it to
supply myself with their opinions. I know this is credible because it came
straight from the time period of when the event occurred and is exact quotes
from Sanger and Russell.
Dew, Diane S.
"Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood, In Her Own Words." A
Love I Could Not Deny. 2001. Web. 17 Nov.
This website gave me quotes
directly from Margaret Sanger. Her quotes allowed me to grasp her perspective
on birth control and why it’ll be beneficial towards humankind’s advancement.
Some people argued that Margaret Sanger was racist and was trying to “purify”
breeding through eugenics, and the quotes provided helped me better understand her
stance on the topic. I know the creator of this website, Diane Dew, was
credible because after each quote from Margaret Sanger she provides information
informing the reader’s where she received the quote. Diane Dew also her own
Pro-Life campaign organization showing that she’s well educated on birth
Papers. The Complete Dainty Maid Outfit.
Margaret Sanger Papers. Print.
This primary source contains a
picture from one of Margaret Sanger’s brochures. It’s contains one of her
gynecologic products created for hygiene. By looking at this brochure I can see
Margaret Sanger’s historical significance by creating products to benefit
women. This source comes straight from my topic of interest and was printed
through one of Margaret Sanger’s publications. This proves the source is
reliable. The brochure helped me better understand the time period and grasp an
understanding on what products were being offered to women versus what products
were still raising controversary,
Mccombe, Leonard. Patient Walter Brainerd. 1969. Photograph. LIFE, New York.
This source shows a picture outside
one of Margaret Sanger’s birth control facilities, and a man leaving the clinic
after receiving a service. By looking at the picture from the era, I was able
to gain a better understanding of how the issue was treated in the 19th
century. This picture was part of a very acclaimed magazine’s album, LIFE,
adding to it’s credibility. Along side the picture a description of when/where
the picture was taken was placed and who the photographer was.
"Mrs.Sanger Replies to Archbishop Hayes." New
York Times [New York] 1921. Print.
Just like Archbishop Hayes’
newspaper article, this is an article containing Sanger’s response to Hayes’
argument. The article provided a direct speech from Margaret Sanger after
Hayes’ released his sermon. I was able to grab quotes form this excerpt and use
them as part of my History Day project. I know it’s reliable because it’s an
exact replica of Margaret Sanger’s speech and comes from a very respectable
newspaper company in the 1920’s.
Portrait of Margaret Sanger. 1927. Photograph. LIFE, U
A portrait of Margaret Sanger was
provided through this source. Although this holds little information pertaining
to the central issue of birth control, it’s important to know who the founder
is and their external features. Receiving this source from an acclaimed
photography magazine, LIFE, I find the information to be very credible. The
photographer’s information was also provided. The picture may be included in my
choice of presentation (exhibition, website, etc.)
"Margaret Sanger." Young and Female; Turning Points in the Lives
of Eight American Women, Personal Accounts.
New York: Random House, 1972. 57-70. Print.
This book provided information on 8
life-changing women, including Margaret Sanger’s first hand account. By reading
her story I was able to know her perspective on the issue and see any incidents
through her eyes. I was also able to learn about what motivated her to become
so active in women’s rights. When studying Margaret Sanger’s fight for birth
control I know that an autobiography on Margaret Sanger will be a very reliable
source. The article contained lots
of information that I’ll be able to use in my project.
The New York
Times, ed. "Police Veto Halts Birth Control Talk; Town Hall In
Tumult." American Decades Primary Sources. Farmington Hills: Gale Group, 2004. 484-87. Print.
When chaos broke out due to one of
Margaret Sanger’s speeches, The New York Times wrote an article about it. This
is an article from the 19th century describing the event. Through
this article I was able to see the event more vividly. The editor talked a lot
about how this event turned into a civil rights issue, and I learned how
injustices were done to Margaret Sanger through US’ suppressed government. Having it being an article coming
directly from the time period Margaret Sanger rallied in proves the credibility
of this source along with the article being from The New York times, a reputable