Eugenic nation : faults and frontiers of better breeding in modern America /

With an emphasis on the American West, Eugenic Nation explores the long and unsettled history of eugenics in the United States. This expanded second edition includes shocking details that demonstrate that the story is far from over. Alexandra Minna Stern explores the unauthorized sterilization of fe...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Stern, Alexandra Minna, 1966- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2016]
Edition:Second edition.
Series:American crossroads ; 17.
Table of Contents:
  • Race betterment and tropical medicine in imperial San Francisco
  • Quarantine and eugenic gatekeeping on the U.S.-Mexican border
  • Instituting eugenics in California
  • "I like to keep my body whole" : reconsidering eugenic sterilization in California
  • California's eugenic landscapes
  • Centering eugenics on the family
  • Contesting hereditarianism : reassessing the 1960s.