Call for Panelist and Commentator (Berks 2020): State Control of Women’s Reproduction

We are organizing a panel on government control of women’s reproduction, population politics, eugenics, pro-natalism, and motherhood for the 2020 Berkshire Conference on the history of women, gender, and sexuality in Baltimore.

The Mission on Biddle Street and Beyond

On November 14, 1904, Baltimore native Demetrias Cunningham, a daughter of Irish immigrants and now Mother Assistant of a young order of American nuns called the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart, wrote to a Pittsburgh priest: “Our sisters now in Pittsburg [sic] have written to say that you are very much interested in the Italians in your city – and seem desirous to know more of our work, prior perhaps, to having a small band of our sisters to work amongst these poor people.

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