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Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America

Alexandra Minna Stern

Abstract

The first edition of this book explores the long and unsettled history of eugenics in the United States. This expanded second edition includes shocking details demonstrating that eugenics continues to inform institutional and reproductive injustice. The author draws on recently uncovered historical records to reveal patterns of racial bias in California's sterilization program and documents compelling individual experiences. The book presents reasons to challenge the prevailing historical understanding of eugenics and its underlying assumptions about time, place, and thematic relevance. It cov ... More

Keywords: eugenics, United States, reproductive injustice, California, sterilization, genetic technologies, genomics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780520285064
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520285064.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexandra Minna Stern, author
University of Michigan