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Three generations, no imbeciles : eugenics, the Supreme Court, and Buck v. Bell

Author: Paul A Lombardo
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : John Hopkins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Presents the facts from the infamous case of Buck v. Bell in the 1920s, which involved the Supreme Court ratification of Virginia's compulsory sterilization of "feebleminded" people, revealing how judicial powers can be used to corrupt and destroy equal protection under the law for poor, defenseless citizens.
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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Carrie Buck; Carrie Buck; Carrie Buck
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Lombardo
ISBN: 9780801898242 0801898242
OCLC Number: 646397390
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Awards: Winner of Georgia Author of the Year Awards: Creative Non-Fiction History 2009.
Description: xiv, 365 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Problem families --
Sex and surgery --
The pedigree factory --
Studying sterilization --
The Mallory case --
Laughlin's book --
A Virginia sterilization law --
Choosing Carrie Buck --
Carrie Buck versus Dr. Priddy --
Defenseless --
On appeal : Buck v. Bell --
In the Supreme Court --
Reaction and repercussions --
After the Supreme Court --
Sterilizing Germans --
Skinner v. Oklahoma --
Buck, at Nuremberg and after --
Rediscovering Buck.
Other Titles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court, and Buck v. Bell
Responsibility: Paul A. Lombardo.
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