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Breeding contempt : the history of coerced sterilization in the United States

Author: Mark A Largent
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Most closely associated today with the Nazis and World War II atrocities, eugenics is sometimes described as a government-orchestrated breeding program, other times as a pseudo-science, and often as the first step leading to genocide. Less frequently is it depicted as a movement having links to America-a nation that has historically prided itself for its scientific rationality. But eugenics does  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Largent, Mark A.
Breeding contempt.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)607896431
Online version:
Largent, Mark A.
Breeding contempt.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608298834
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Largent
ISBN: 9780813541822 0813541824 9780813541839 0813541832 9780813549989 0813549981
OCLC Number: 79001316
Description: x, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: In the name of progress --
1: Nipping the problem in the bud --
2: Eugenics and the professionalisation of American biology --
3: Legislative solution --
4: Buck v Bell and the first organized resistance to coerced sterilization --
5: Professions retreat --
Conclusion: The new coerced sterilization movement --
Appendix: Bibliography of twentieth-century American biology textbooks --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Mark A. Largent.
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