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LTTM: How did women get abortions before Roe v. Wade?

Associate Professor in History & Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
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101 LeConte Hall

This installment of the History Department’s undergraduate lecture series is presented by Dr. Cassia Roth, Associate Professor in History & Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, and Director of Graduate Studies.

Roth's book, A Miscarriage of Justice: Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil (Stanford University Press, 2020), examines reproductive health in relation to legal and medical policy in Brazil’s then-capital city. It won the 2021 Murdo J. MacLeod Book Prize from the Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association. See the Miscarriage of Justice section of the website for more information.

Dr. Roth is also faculty adviser to the Demosthenian Literary Society, UGA’s oldest student club.

She is currently working on a project entitled “Birthing Abolition: Enslaved Women’s Reproduction and the Gradual End of Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Brazil.”


Free Admission.  Free Lunch!

An FYO event.

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