Three Generations, No Imbeciles Eugenics, the Supreme Court, and Buck V. Bell

ISBN-10: 0801898242

ISBN-13: 9780801898242

Edition: 2010

Authors: Paul A. Lombardo

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This is a chronicle of the 1927 Supreme Court case 'Buck v. Bell', which approved laws allowing states to perform surgery in order to prevent 'feebleminded and socially inadequate' people from having children.
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 8/31/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
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.

Prologue: The Expert Witness
Problem Families
Sex and Surgery
The Pedigree Factory
Studying Sterilization
The Mallory Case
Laughlin's Book
A Virginia Sterilization Law
Choosing Carrie Buck
Carrie Buck versus Dr. Priddy
On Appeal: Buck v. Bell
In the Supreme Court
Reactions and Repercussions
After the Supreme Court
Sterilizing Germans
Skinner v. Oklahoma
Buck, at Nuremberg and After
Rediscovering Buck
Epilogue: Reconsidering Buck
The Supreme Court Opinion
Virginia Eugenical Sterilization Act, 1924
Laws and Sterilizations by State
A Note on Sources
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