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|Title:||In reckless hands : Skinner v. Oklahoma and the near triumph of American eugenics /|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Victoria F Nourse
|ISBN:||9780393065299 (hardcover); 0393065294 (hardcover)|
|Notes:||Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. -228) and index.
Content: The justice, the governor, and the dictator -- The brain trust -- Thoroughbreds -- Heat and love -- White trash -- Skinner's trial -- The Supreme Court in 1937 -- Science in a foreign mirror: 1937-1941 -- Deciding Skinner.
|Description:||240 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||The justice, the governor, and the dictator -- The brain trust -- Thoroughbreds -- Heat and love -- White trash -- Skinner's trial -- The Supreme Court in 1937 -- Science in a foreign mirror: 1937-1941 -- Deciding Skinner.|
|Responsibility:||Victoria F. Nourse.|
|Genre/Form:||Trials, litigation, etc.|
|Publisher:||New York : W.W. Norton & Co.,|
|Standard Numbers:||LCCN: 2008013140; National Library: 014670017|
|Class Descriptors:||LC Class No.: KF224.S486; Dewey No.: 344.7304/8|
In the 1920s and 1930s, thousands of men and women were sterilized at asylums and prisons across America because it was believed that criminality and mental illness were inherited. This is the disturbing, forgotten history of America's experiment with eugenics.
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- Skinner, Jack T., -- -1977 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
- Involuntary sterilization -- Law and legislation -- Oklahoma.
- Involuntary sterilization -- Law and legislation -- United States.
- Eugenics -- United States -- History.
- USA / Oberster Gerichtshof.
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