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Imbeciles : the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck, Adam Cohen

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Imbeciles : the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck
Title
Imbeciles
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the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck
Statement of responsibility
Adam Cohen
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Language
eng
Summary
"One of America's great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court's infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of "undesirable" citizens the law of the land New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen tells the story in Imbeciles ofone of the darkest moments in the American legal tradition: the Supreme Court's decision to champion eugenic sterilization for the greater good of the country. In 1927, when the nation was caught up in eugenic fervor, the justices allowed Virginia to sterilize Carrie Buck, a perfectly normal young woman, for being an "imbecile." It is a story with many villains, from the superintendent of the Dickensian Virginia Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded who chose Carrie for sterilization to the former Missouri agriculture professor and Nazi sympathizer who was the nation's leading advocate for eugenic sterilization. But the most troubling actors of all were the eight Supreme Court justices who were in the majority--including William Howard Taft, the formerpresident; Louis Brandeis, the legendary progressive; and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., America's most esteemed justice, who wrote the decision urging the nation to embark on a program of mass eugenic sterilization"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
344.7304/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF224.B83
LC item number
C64 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Imbeciles : the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck, Adam Cohen
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Imbeciles : the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck, Adam Cohen
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nc
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txt
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25 cm
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Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9781594204180
Lccn
2015044207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
SALBT
System control number
(DLC)BK0017260040

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