Margaret Sanger Annotated Bibliography

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Margaret Sanger was born on September 14, 1879 in Corning, New York. Her name was Margaret Higgins. Sanger is the sixth of 11 surviving children born into a Roman Catholic Irish American family. During this time period, women were expected to have as many children as possible. Her parents, Michael and Anne Higgins, lived in poverty. Her father was an Irish stonemason, but he would engage in politics. Margaret was greatly influenced by her father’s political view about women’s suffrage and tax reformation. These political views caused Sanger’s family to be viewed as radicals. In 1896, Sanger was able to attended Claverack College and Hudson River Institute with the assistance from her two older sisters. At the age of 50, Sanger’s mother
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