I am now in on the LGM podcast game, interviewing scholars with recent books that I have read and enjoyed. I was very happy to start with Jennifer Holland, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma. Her new book, Tiny You: A Western History of the Anti-Abortion Movement is a deep dive into the anti-choice movement in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado.
We discuss a lot of great stuff in here–the racial politics of anti-abortion activists in a truly multi-racial place, why the anti-abortion movement has been more effective in reproducing radicalism in the next generation than other radical movements, why white people need to feel their actions are morally righteous, and how one conducts research exploring the politics of people who you stridently disagree with. This is a book you want to buy and a podcast you will want to hear.