Books by Rickie Solinger

Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A well-documented examination of the far-reaching effects of political rhetoric—and a strong reminder that choice and opportunity are not always bedfellows."
A distinctive look at the winners and losers in US abortion politics. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 2, 1994

"Though she has a superb story, Solinger never quite finds the voice with which to tell it. Despite these rough edges, well worth the attention of anyone interested in the history of women's reproductive rights."
Solinger's (Wake Up, Little Susie, 1992) biography of abortionist Ruth Barnett introduces us to a compelling character and to the underdocumented history of illegal abortion before Roe v. Wade. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1992

"Revelatory but regrettably dry work with repercussions for today."
In a thorough and important, if often tiresomely repetitive, study, Solinger (Women's Studies/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder) dissects the politics of female fertility in America from 1945-65, when the strikingly different treatments of middle-class white and poor black pregnant teenagers clearly reflected the demands of a racist, family-centered economy. Read full book review >