A Century of Eugenics in America

A Century of Eugenics in America

From the Indiana Experiment to the Human Genome Era

eBook - 2011
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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 Geno.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011
ISBN: 9780253004987
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 251 pages)
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Additional Contributors: Lombardo, Paul A.


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