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Author Hansen, Randall.

Title Sterilized by the state : eugenics, race, and the population scare in twentieth-century North America / Randall Hansen, University of Toronto, Desmond King, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


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Description viii, 303 pages ; 23 cm
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Contents Coerced sterilization: outcomes, theories, methods -- The eugenicists: short portraits -- Eugenic anxieties -- Homes for the feebleminded -- The eugenicists' first throw: sterilization policy before the Second World War -- Buck v. bell and beyond -- Sterilization thwarted -- Sterilization and murder in Nazi Germany -- Revival and recovery: eugenics in new clothes -- Eugenics and world population growth -- The sterilized: voices from Alberta and Oregon -- Postwar sterilization: institutions and abuse -- Welfare, African Americans, and coerced sterilization -- Those who sterilized -- A century of coerced sterilization.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book is the first comprehensive analysis of eugenics in North America focused on the second half of the twentieth century. Based on new research the authors show why eugenic sterilization policies persisted after the 1940s in the United States and Canada. Through extensive archival research,they show how both superintendents at homes for the 'feebleminded' and pro-sterilization advocates repositioned themselves after 1945 to avoid the taint of Nazi eugenics. Drawing on interviews with victims of sterilization and primary documents, this book traces the post-1940s development of eugenic policy and shows that both eugenic arguments and committed eugenicists informed population, welfare, and birth control policy in postwar America. In providing revisionist histories of the choice movement, the anti-population growth movement, and the Great Society programs, this book contributes to public policy and political and intellectual history.
Subject Eugenics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Eugenics -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Sterilization (Birth control) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Sterilization (Birth control) -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Eugenics. (OCoLC)fst00916432
Sterilization (Birth control) (OCoLC)fst01133207
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Eugenics -- history -- Canada.
Eugenics -- history -- United States.
History, 20th Century -- Canada.
History, 20th Century -- United States.
Sterilization, Involuntary -- history -- Canada.
Sterilization, Involuntary -- history -- United States.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author King, Desmond S.
ISBN 9781107659704 (paperback)
1107659701 (paperback)

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