The family Roe : an American story / Joshua Prager.

Reports on the Supreme Court's most divisive case, Roe v. Wade, and the unknown lives at its heart.

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Main Author: Prager, Joshua (Author)
Other title:American story.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]
Edition:First edition.
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Summary:Reports on the Supreme Court's most divisive case, Roe v. Wade, and the unknown lives at its heart.
"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--a previously unseen trove--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 flap.
Physical Description:655 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 25 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 627-636) and index.
ISBN:9780393247718
0393247716