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Segregation's science : eugenics and society in Virginia / Gregory Michael Dorr.

  • Dorr, Gregory Michael, 1965-
Date
2008
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2008.

Physical description

xi, 297 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-288) and index.

Contents

Introduction : you are your brother's keeper! -- "The sacrifice of a race" : Virginia's proto-eugenicists survey humanity -- "Rearing the human thoroughbred" : progressive era eugenics in Virginia -- "Defending the thin red line" : academics and eugenics -- "Sterilize the misfits promptly" : Virginia controls the feebleminded -- "Mongrel Virginians" : eugenics and the "race question" -- "A healthier and happier America" : persistent eugenics in Virginia -- "They saw black all over" : eugenics, massive resistance, and punitive sterilization -- Conclusion : "I never knew what they'd done with me".

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    JL.U.654
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ISBN

  • 9780813927558
  • 0813927552