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The Resource Sterilized by the state : eugenics, race, and the population scare in twentieth-century North America, Randall Hansen, University of Toronto, Desmond King, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Sterilized by the state : eugenics, race, and the population scare in twentieth-century North America, Randall Hansen, University of Toronto, Desmond King, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

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Sterilized by the state : eugenics, race, and the population scare in twentieth-century North America
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Sterilized by the state
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eugenics, race, and the population scare in twentieth-century North America
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Randall Hansen, University of Toronto, Desmond King, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
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eng
Summary
This book is the first comprehensive analysis of eugenics in North America focused on the second half of the twentieth century. Based on new research the authors show why eugenic sterilization policies persisted after the 1940s in the United States and Canada. Through extensive archival research,they show how both superintendents at homes for the 'feebleminded' and pro-sterilization advocates repositioned themselves after 1945 to avoid the taint of Nazi eugenics. Drawing on interviews with victims of sterilization and primary documents, this book traces the post-1940s development of eugenic policy and shows that both eugenic arguments and committed eugenicists informed population, welfare, and birth control policy in postwar America. In providing revisionist histories of the choice movement, the anti-population growth movement, and the Great Society programs, this book contributes to public policy and political and intellectual history
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Hansen, Randall
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ755.5.U5
LC item number
H36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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King, Desmond S
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  • Eugenics
  • Eugenics
  • Sterilization (Birth control)
  • Sterilization (Birth control)
  • Eugenics
  • Sterilization (Birth control)
  • Canada
  • United States
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Sterilized by the state : eugenics, race, and the population scare in twentieth-century North America, Randall Hansen, University of Toronto, Desmond King, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Coerced sterilization: outcomes, theories, methods -- The eugenicists: short portraits -- Eugenic anxieties -- Homes for the feebleminded -- The eugenicists' first throw: sterilization policy before the Second World War -- Buck v. bell and beyond -- Sterilization thwarted -- Sterilization and murder in Nazi Germany -- Revival and recovery: eugenics in new clothes -- Eugenics and world population growth -- The sterilized: voices from Alberta and Oregon -- Postwar sterilization: institutions and abuse -- Welfare, African Americans, and coerced sterilization -- Those who sterilized -- A century of coerced sterilization
Control code
843010344
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781107032927
Lccn
2013015860
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)843010344
Label
Sterilized by the state : eugenics, race, and the population scare in twentieth-century North America, Randall Hansen, University of Toronto, Desmond King, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coerced sterilization: outcomes, theories, methods -- The eugenicists: short portraits -- Eugenic anxieties -- Homes for the feebleminded -- The eugenicists' first throw: sterilization policy before the Second World War -- Buck v. bell and beyond -- Sterilization thwarted -- Sterilization and murder in Nazi Germany -- Revival and recovery: eugenics in new clothes -- Eugenics and world population growth -- The sterilized: voices from Alberta and Oregon -- Postwar sterilization: institutions and abuse -- Welfare, African Americans, and coerced sterilization -- Those who sterilized -- A century of coerced sterilization
Control code
843010344
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781107032927
Lccn
2013015860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)843010344

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