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Century of Eugenics in America From the Indiana Experiment to the Human Genome Era

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ISBN-10: 0253222699

ISBN-13: 9780253222695

Edition: 2011

Authors: Paul A. Lombardo, Angela Logan, Maxwell J. Mehlman, Jason Lantzer, Alexandra M. Stern

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List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 1/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Paul A. Lombardo is a professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law. He has played a key role, both as an historian and a lawyer, in the movement to solicit state apologies and legislative denunciations of past eugenics laws.

Alexandra Minna Stern is Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Preface & Acknowledgments
Introduction: Looking Back at Eugenics
The Indiana Origins of Eugenic Sterilization
The Hoosier Connection: Compulsory Sterilization as Moral Hygiene
The Indiana Way of Eugenics: Sterilization Laws, 1907-74
Eugenics and Popular Culture
From Better Babies to the Bunglers: Eugenics on Tobacco Road
"Quality, Not Mere Quantity, Counts": Black Eugenics and the NAACP Baby Contests
State Studies of Eugenic Sterilization
From Legislation to Lived Experience: Eugenic Sterilization in California and Indiana, 1907-79
Eugenics and Social Welfare in New Deal Minnesota
Reassessing Eugenic Sterilization: The Case of North Carolina
Protection or Control? Women's Health, Sterilization Abuse, and Relf v. Weinberger
Eugenics in the Human Genome Era
Are We Entering a "Perfect Storm" for a Resurgence of Eugenics? Science, Medicine, and Their Social Context
Modern Eugenics and the Law
List of Contributors