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Sterilized by the state : eugenics, race, and the population scare in twentieth-century North America

Author: Randall Hansen; Desmond S King
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first comprehensive analysis of eugenics in North America focused on the second half of the twentieth century.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Hansen; Desmond S King
ISBN: 1107659701 9781107032927 110703292X 9781107659704
OCLC Number: 861804317
Description: viii, 303 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : coerced sterilization: outcomes, theories, methods --
The eugenicists : short portraits --
Eugenic anxieties --
Homes for the feebleminded --
The eugenicists' first throw: sterilization before the Second World War --
Buck v. bell and beyond --
Sterilization thwarted --
Sterilization and murder in Nazi Germany --
Revival and recovery : eugenics in new clothes --
Eugenics and world population growth --
The sterilized : voices from Alberta and Oregon --
Postwar sterilization : institutions and abuse --
Welfare, African Americans, and coerced sterilization --
Those who sterilized --
Conclusion : a century of coerced sterilization.
Responsibility: Randall Hansen, University of Toronto, Desmond King, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

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"Sterilized by the State is the best general history of sterilization policy to date, combining a wide reading of the international literature on the topic with extensive archival research. The Read more...

 
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