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Author Dorr, Gregory Michael, 1965- author.

Title Segregation's science : eugenics and society in Virginia / Gregory Michael Dorr
Published Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (xi, 297 pages) : illustrations
Series Carter G. Woodson Institute series
Carter G. Woodson Institute series.
Contents Introduction : you are your brother's keeper! -- "The sacrifice of a race" : Virginia's proto-eugenicists survey humanity -- "Rearing the human thoroughbred" : progressive era eugenics in Virginia -- "Defending the thin red line" : academics and eugenics -- "Sterilize the misfits promptly" : Virginia controls the feebleminded -- "Mongrel Virginians" : eugenics and the "race question" -- "A healthier and happier America" : persistent eugenics in Virginia -- "They saw black all over" : eugenics, massive resistance, and punitive sterilization -- Conclusion : "I never knew what they'd done with me."
Summary "Blending social, intellectual, legal, medical, gender, and cultural history, Segregation's Science: Eugenics and Society in Virginia examines how eugenic theory and practice bolstered Virginia's various cultures of segregation - rich from poor, sick from well, able from disabled, male from female, and black and Native American from white. Of interest to historians, educators, biologists, physicians, and social workers, this study reminds readers that science is socially constructed"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-288) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Eugenics -- Virginia -- History
Eugenics -- Study and teaching -- Social aspects -- Virginia -- History
Eugenics -- history
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
Race relations
SUBJECT Virginia -- Race relations -- History
Subject Virginia
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008017074
ISBN 9780813930343