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Breeding Contempt
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Most closely associated today with the Nazis and World War II atrocities, eugenics is sometimes described as a government-orchestrated breeding program, other times as a pseudo-science, and often as the first step leading to genocide. Less frequently is it depicted as a movement having links to the United States. But eugenics does have a history in this country, and Mark Largent tells that story by exploring one of the most disturbing aspects, the compulsory asterilization of more than 64,000 Americans.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: In the Name of Progress
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Chapter 1: Nipping the Problem in the Bud
  2. pp. 11-38
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  1. Chapter 2:Eugenics and the Professionalization of American Biology
  2. pp. 39-63
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  1. Chapter 3: The Legislative Solution
  2. pp. 64-95
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  1. Chapter 4: Buck v. Bell and the First Organized Resistance to Coerced Sterilization
  2. pp. 96-115
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  1. Chapter 5:The Professions Retreat
  2. pp. 116-137
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  1. Conclusion:The New Coerced Sterilization Movement
  2. pp. 138-147
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  1. Appendix: Bibliography of Twentieth-Century American Biology Textbooks
  2. pp. 149-155
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 157-180
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 189-199
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 201-213
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 215-215
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