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Title A century of eugenics in America : from the Indiana experiment to the human genome era / edited by Paul A. Lombardo
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 251 pages)
Series Bioethics and the humanities
Bioethics and the humanities.
Contents The hoosier connection : compulsory sterilization as moral hygiene / Elof Axel Carlson -- The Indiana way of eugenics : sterilization laws, 1907-74 / Jason S. Lantzer -- From better babies to the bunglers : eugenics on tobacco road / Paul A. Lombardo -- "Quality, not mere quantity, counts" : black eugenics and the NAACP baby contests / Gregory Michael Dorr and Angela Logan -- From legislation to lived experience : eugenic sterilization in California and Indiana, 1907-79 / Alexandra Minna Stern -- Eugenics and social welfare in new deal Minnesota / Molly Ladd-Taylor -- Reassessing eugenic sterilization : the case of North Carolina / Johanna Schoen -- Protection or control? Women's health, sterilization abuse, and Relf v. Weinberger / Gregory Michael Dorr -- Are we entering a "perfect storm" for a resurgence of eugenics? Science, medicine, and their social context / Linda L. McCabe and Edward R.B. McCabe -- Modern eugenics and the law / Maxwell J. Mehlman
Summary In 1907, Indiana passed the world's first involuntary sterilization law based on the theory of eugenics. In time, more than 30 states and a dozen foreign countries followed suit. Although the Indiana statute was later declared unconstitutional, other laws restricting immigration and regulating marriage on "eugenic" grounds were still in effect in the U.S. as late as the 1970s. A Century of Eugenics in America assesses the history of eugenics in the United States and its status in the age of the Human Geno
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Human Genome Project.
Eugenics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Eugenics -- history.
Eugenics -- legislation & jurisprudence.
History, 20th Century.
History, 21st Century.
Sterilization, Involuntary -- history.
Sterilization, Involuntary -- legislation & jurisprudence.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Lombardo, Paul A.
ISBN 0253004985 (electronic bk.)
1283101734
9780253004987 (electronic bk.)
9781283101738
(paperback; alk. paper)
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(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)