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The Resource Declared defective : Native Americans, eugenics, and the myth of Nam Hollow, Robert Jarvenpa

Declared defective : Native Americans, eugenics, and the myth of Nam Hollow, Robert Jarvenpa

Label
Declared defective : Native Americans, eugenics, and the myth of Nam Hollow
Title
Declared defective
Title remainder
Native Americans, eugenics, and the myth of Nam Hollow
Statement of responsibility
Robert Jarvenpa
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Declared Defective is the anthropological history of an outcaste community and a critical reevaluation of The Nam Family, written in 1912 by Arthur Estabrook and Charles Davenport, leaders of the early twentieth-century eugenics movement. Based on their investigations of an obscure rural enclave in upstate New York, the biologists were repulsed by the poverty and behavior of the people in Nam Hollow. They claimed that their alleged indolence, feeble-mindedness, licentiousness, alcoholism, and criminality were biologically inherited. Declared Defective reveals that Nam Hollow was actually a community of marginalized, mixed-race Native Americans, the Van Guilders, adapting to scarce resources during an era of tumultuous political and economic change. Their Mohican ancestors had lost lands and been displaced from the frontiers of colonial expansion in western Massachusetts in the late eighteenth century. Estabrook and Davenport's portrait of innate degeneracy was a grotesque mischaracterization based on class prejudice and ignorance of the history and hybridic subculture of the people of Guilder Hollow. By bringing historical experience, agency, and cultural process to the forefront of analysis, Declared Defective illuminates the real lives and struggles of the Mohican Van Guilders. It also exposes the pseudoscientific zealotry and fearmongering of Progressive Era eugenics while exploring the contradictions of race and class in America
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jarvenpa, Robert,
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.N5
LC item number
J27 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical studies in the history of anthropology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Racially mixed people
  • Eugenics
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Eugenics
  • Indians of North America
  • Racially mixed people
  • New York (State)
Label
Declared defective : Native Americans, eugenics, and the myth of Nam Hollow, Robert Jarvenpa
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the menace in the hollow -- Native Americans and eugenics -- Border wars and the origins of the Van Guilders -- A "new" homeland and the cradle of Guilder Hollow -- From pioneers to outcastes -- The eugenicists arrive -- Deconstructing the Nam and the hidden Native Americans -- Demonizing the marginalized poor -- Conclusion: the myth unravels
Control code
1029352667
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 238 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496206589
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2248sdx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029352667
Label
Declared defective : Native Americans, eugenics, and the myth of Nam Hollow, Robert Jarvenpa
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the menace in the hollow -- Native Americans and eugenics -- Border wars and the origins of the Van Guilders -- A "new" homeland and the cradle of Guilder Hollow -- From pioneers to outcastes -- The eugenicists arrive -- Deconstructing the Nam and the hidden Native Americans -- Demonizing the marginalized poor -- Conclusion: the myth unravels
Control code
1029352667
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 238 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496206589
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2248sdx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029352667

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