By Elaine Tyler May
In 1960, the FDA licensed the oral contraceptive that might become often called "the pill." inside of many years, hundreds of thousands of girls have been utilizing it. At a time while the inhabitants was once surging, many believed that the drug could aid eliminate poverty all over the world, determine satisfied and good marriages, and unencumber ladies. America and the Pill finds the ways that the capsule did and didn't satisfy those utopian goals, whereas additionally chronicling the tales of the creators, testers, and clients who finally made the capsule their very own.
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There are, however, many other people who live and work in the villages. Thus, in the village of Rampur, located fi fteen miles west of Delhi, with a population of l l OO distributed among 1 50 house holds, 78 households belonging to the Jat caste group own all the land of the village, including the house sites on which the houses of the other castes are built. The other households follow a variety of callings. 1 6 Some are priests, others are leather workers, still others sweepers, potters, water carriers, washermen, carpenters, tailors, blacksmiths, or merchants.
The draft plow is such an instrument. The great value of the draft animal lies in the rate at which it can deliver energy, allowing a man to plow a much larger area in a much shorter time than he would be able to accomplish by himself. If we further consider the fact that such a population may be under pressure, by its rulers or other forces, to produce more than it needs to feed itself, the attractiveness of this combination of stockraising and cultivation appears still greater. 1 0 For prehistoric population estimates see Robert J.
__§_h ort-term fallowing systems, in which land cultivated for one or two years is reoccupied after � year of regeneration. The dominant tool is the plow, drawn by draft animals. Such systems are usually as sociated with the cultivation of cereals and are primarily found in Europe and Central Asia. Hence they may also be called Eurasian grainfarming. 4. rmcment cultivation, associated with techniques for assuring a permanent wate� supply for the growing crops. ,draulic systems because they depend upon the construction of wa terworks.
America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation by Elaine Tyler May