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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
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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
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Subject Eugenics -- Study and teaching -- Social aspects -- Virginia -- History.
Eugenics -- Virginia -- History.
Eugenics -- history.
Virginia -- Race relations -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813930340 (electronic bk.)
9780813930343 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)