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Author Prager, Joshua, author.

Title The family Roe : an American story / Joshua Prager.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  342.7308 PRA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 655 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 625-636) and index.
Contents Sex and religion -- Three Texans -- Roe v. Wade -- "The raw edges of human existence" -- Undue burden -- Born again -- Repercussion -- The family Roe.
Summary "Despite her famous pseudonym, 'Jane Roe,' no one knows the truth about Norma McCorvey (1947-2017), whose unwanted pregnancy in 1969 opened a great fracture in American life. Journalist Joshua Prager spent hundreds of hours with Norma, discovered her personal papers ... and witnessed her final moments. The Family Roe presents her life in full. Propelled by the crosscurrents of sex and religion, gender and class, it is a life that tells the story of abortion in America"-- Inside front jacket.
Subject McCorvey, Norma, 1947-2017.
McCorvey, Norma, 1947-2017 -- Family.
Roe, Jane, 1947-2017 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Wade, Henry -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Coffee, Linda, 1942-
Boyd, Curtis Wayne.
Trials (Abortion) -- United States -- History.
Abortion -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Added Title American story
ISBN 9780393247718 (hardcover)
0393247716 (hardcover)

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