New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1931). First Edition. Hardcover. Sanger's scarce account of her life from early childhood until 1931, when a victory in her fight for the legalization of birth control in the U.S. seemed near, despite the many obstacles. Illustrated with photographs. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Sanger filling the front endpaper to the manager of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D. C.: "Wash D. C./Jan 18, 1934/To R. L. Pollio/With my appreciation/and gratitude/for courteous consideration/to the members/of the American/Conference on Birth/Control & National/Recovery/Margaret Sanger." Fading and rubbing to the cloth with light wear to the spine head. A Good copy, lacking the dustwrapper, with a Fine inscription. Item #019596
Margaret Sanger, the originator of the phrase "birth control" and its best-known advocate, sought to create equality between the sexes by freeing women from what she saw as sexual servitude. She survived Federal indictments, a brief jail term, numerous lawsuits, and hundreds of street-corner rallies and raids on her clinics to live to see much of the world accept her view that family planning is a basic human right.