Coates, Patricia Walsh

Patricia L. Walsh Coates is an Assistant professor of Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Ph.D. in American history from Lehigh University.

Margaret Sanger and the Origin of the Birth Control Movement, 1910-1930: The Concept of Women’s Sexual Autonomy
2008 0-7734-5099-8
This study examines the early writing and relationships of activist Margaret Sanger by focusing on the feminist aspect of the birth control movement pertaining to sexual autonomy for women. Sanger’s distinctive philosophy separated her early advocacy for birth control from other women’s movements. This work contributes to the existing body of literature on Sanger by bringing to the forefront both the American and transatlantic social and philosophical influences present in the birth control and feminist debate. This book contains thirteen black and white photographs.