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Be fruitful and multiply? Anglican efforts to control fertility in interwar England

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This thesis examines the moral justification offered by Anglican leaders for their support for eugenic, pronatalist, and neo-Malthusian schemes between the First and Second World Wars. It argues that Anglican leaders comprehended their widespread efforts to control fertility within the context of a broader struggle over competing conceptions of human purpose in English society, and that these women and men regularly justified their efforts on the grounds that fertility-manipulation schemes...

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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Sub department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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