By Elaine Tyler May
In 1960, the FDA licensed the oral contraceptive that might emerge as referred to as "the pill." inside 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 may aid eliminate poverty worldwide, verify chuffed and good marriages, and unencumber ladies. America and the Pill unearths the ways that the capsule did and didn't satisfy those utopian desires, whereas additionally chronicling the tales of the creators, testers, and clients who eventually made the capsule their very own.
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Thus "kingship", or perhaps what we would call the hege mony of Sumer, is transferred from city to city by the gods. The mechanism by which kingship is transferred is warfare. The King-list repeatedly uses standardized formulae to describe shifts in the balance of power in Sumer: "city-X was defeated [in war]" or "city-X was abandoned [by the gods]" or "city-X was smitten with weapons" after which "its kingship was carried off to city-Y". Thus, when the gods granted victory in battle, they were revealing whom they had chosen to be the new hegemon of Sumer.
A large percentage of the peo oil" of the new Mesopotamian city-states were no longer directly engaged in ~I iculture designed to produced the food to be consumed by their own families. llher, they increasingly entered non-food-producing occupations such as priests, , r Ibes, craftsmen and merchants. The development of economic specialization lYe rise to military specialists, who would develop into military professionals, Illes, and ultimately martial aristocracies. Monarchical rule was not absolute, quiring advice and consent by the city council of elders.
In the following discussion I will give dates for most kings, but it should be emphasized that these are quite speculative and should be used only as broad chronological indicators. Politically Sumer in the Early Dynastic period was divided into a number of separate and feuding independent city-states engaged in complex patterns of cooperation, alliance, conflict, and war. l l During much of the Early Dynastic period there was endemic warfare between these city-states, rather like classical Greece.
America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation by Elaine Tyler May