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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:   eBook : Document : English : First edition
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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: Electronic books
Trials, litigation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nourse, Victoria F.
In reckless hands.
(DLC) 2008013140
(OCoLC)181139411
Named Person: Jack T Skinner
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria F Nourse
ISBN: 9780393069648 0393069648
OCLC Number: 916030183
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations.
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 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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