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Century of Eugenics in America

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Description for Century of Eugenics in America Paperback. Exploring the history of eugenics in the U.S. Editor(s): Lombardo, Paul A. Series: Bioethics and the Humanities. Num Pages: 268 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; JFMA; JHBD; JPQB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 227 x 154 x 21. Weight in Grams: 406.

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 Genome Project. The essays explore the early support of compulsory sterilization by doctors and legislators; the implementation ... Read more

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Indiana University Press United States
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Bioethics and the Humanities
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Bloomington, IN, United States
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About Paul Lombardo
Paul A. Lombardo is Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law. He is author of Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court, and Buck v. Bell.

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As a nation with lofty ambitions, the United States has had a mixed relationship with eugenics. The first country to prohibit procreation by criminals and 'idiots' — in the state of Indiana in 1907 — today it embraces the Human Genome Project and the possibility of genetic enhancement. Law professor Paul Lombardo examines US legislation and attitudes to human selection ... Read more

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