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dc.creatorMeek, Caroline
dc.creatorNunez-Eddy, Claudia
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-07T23:02:51Z
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dc.date.created2017-12-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/13021
dc.description.abstractAnnie Wood Besant was a social activist who advocated for women’s access to birth control as well as marriage reform, labor reform, and Indian Nationalism in the nineteenth century in England and India. In her early career, Besant was involved in various social and political advocacy organizations including the National Secular Society, the Malthusian League, and the Fabian Society. Besant gave many public lectures and authored various articles in support of secularism, workers’ rights and unionization, and women’s rights. In 1877, Besant and her colleague Charles Bradlaugh republished the pamphlet The Fruits of Philosophy, by Charles Knowlton, on reproduction and contraception. Besant and Bradlaugh were tried for violating the obscenity law that prohibited the publication of obscene material, including sex and contraception. Later in her life, she converted to theosophy and moved to India where she joined the Theosophical Society. In India, Besant campaigned for Indian self-rule and became the president of the Indian National Congress. Besant, through republication of The Fruits of Philosophy and many public lectures and writings on women’s rights, expanded public knowledge of birth control.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshBesant, Annie, 1847-1933en_US
dc.subject.lcshKnowlton, Charles, 1800-1850en_US
dc.subject.lcshBradlaugh, Charles, 1833-1891en_US
dc.subject.lcshBirth Controlen_US
dc.subject.lcshObscenityen_US
dc.subject.lcshObscenity (Law)--Great Britainen_US
dc.subject.lcshNational Reform Leagueen_US
dc.subject.lcshMalthusian Leagueen_US
dc.subject.lcshSecular Society (London, England)en_US
dc.subject.lcshMalthus, T. R. (Thomas Robert), 1766-1834en_US
dc.subject.lcshKrishnamurti, J. (Jiddu), 1895-1986en_US
dc.subject.lcshTheosophical Societyen_US
dc.subject.lcshFabian Society (Great Britain)en_US
dc.subject.lcshIndian National Congressen_US
dc.titleAnnie Wood Besant (1847–1933)en_US
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dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
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