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The Resource Imbeciles : the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck, Adam Cohen

Imbeciles : the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck, Adam Cohen

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Imbeciles : the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck
Title
Imbeciles
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the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck
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Adam Cohen
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eng
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"One of America's great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court's infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of "undesirable" citizens the law of the land New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen tells the story in Imbeciles of one of the darkest moments in the American legal tradition: the Supreme Court's decision to champion eugenic sterilization for the greater good of the country. In 1927, when the nation was caught up in eugenic fervor, the justices allowed Virginia to sterilize Carrie Buck, a perfectly normal young woman, for being an "imbecile." It is a story with many villains, from the superintendent of the Dickensian Virginia Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded who chose Carrie for sterilization to the former Missouri agriculture professor and Nazi sympathizer who was the nation's leading advocate for eugenic sterilization. But the most troubling actors of all were the eight Supreme Court justices who were in the majority--including William Howard Taft, the former president; Louis Brandeis, the legendary progressive; and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., America's most esteemed justice, who wrote the decision urging the nation to embark on a program of mass eugenic sterilization"--
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Title
Imbeciles
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Describes a dark moment in American history, when the Supreme Court agreed, in 1927, to support eugenic sterilization for “undesirables,” including epileptics and the “feebleminded,” resulting in the sterilization of 70,000 Americans
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Genre
Tone
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10472978
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
344.73048
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF224.B83
LC item number
C64 2016
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1270
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck
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the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck
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Adam Cohen
Imbeciles : the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck, Adam Cohen
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Imbeciles : the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck, Adam Cohen
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-382) and index
Contents
Carrie Buck -- Albert Priddy -- Albert Priddy -- Harry Laughlin -- Harry Laughlin -- Aubrey Strode -- Aubrey Strode -- Oliver Wendell Holmes -- Oliver Wendell Holmes -- Carrie Buck
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ocn911171862
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
401 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594204180
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044207
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illustrations

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