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In reckless hands : Skinner v. Oklahoma and the near triumph of American eugenics

Author: Victoria F Nourse
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the 1920s and 1930s, thousands of men and women were sterilized at asylums and prisons across America because it was believed that criminality and mental illness were inherited. This is the disturbing, forgotten history of America's experiment with eugenics.
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Jack T Skinner
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria F Nourse
ISBN: 9780393065299 0393065294
OCLC Number: 181139411
Description: 240 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The justice, the governor, and the dictator --
The brain trust --
Thoroughbreds --
Heat and love --
White trash --
Skinner's trial --
The Supreme Court in 1937 --
Science in a foreign mirror: 1937-1941 --
Deciding Skinner.
Responsibility: Victoria F. Nourse.
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In the 1920s and 1930s, thousands of 'habitual criminals' and the 'feebleminded' were sterilised at asylums and prisons across America. In 1936, inmates at Oklahoma's McAlester prison refused to  Read more...

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