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The Resource Sex, race, and science : eugenics in the deep South, by Edward J. Larson

Sex, race, and science : eugenics in the deep South, by Edward J. Larson

Label
Sex, race, and science : eugenics in the deep South
Title
Sex, race, and science
Title remainder
eugenics in the deep South
Statement of responsibility
by Edward J. Larson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the first book to explore the theory and practice of eugenics in the American South, Edward Larson shows how the quest for "strong bloodlines" expressed itself in specific state laws and public policies from the Progressive Era through World War II. Presenting new evidence of race-based and gender-based eugenic practices in the past, Larson also explores issues that remain controversial today - including state control over sexuality and reproduction, the rights of disabled persons and of ethnic minorities, and the moral and legal questions raised by new discoveries in genetics and medicine
  • Larson shows how the seemingly broad-based eugenics movement was in fact a series of distinct campaigns for legislation at the state level - campaigns that could often be traced to the efforts of a small group of determined individuals. Explaining how these efforts shaped state policies, he places them within a broader cultural context by describing the workings of Southern state legislatures, the role played by such organizations as women's clubs, and the distinctly Southern cultural forces that helped or hindered the implementation of eugenic reforms
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Edward J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eugenics
  • Eugenics
  • Eugenics
  • African Americans
  • Eugenics
  • History, 20th Century
  • Mentally Disabled Persons
  • Mentally Ill Persons
  • Public Policy
  • State Government
  • Sterilization, Involuntary
  • Sterilization, Involuntary
  • Southeastern United States
Label
Sex, race, and science : eugenics in the deep South, by Edward J. Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Southern soil -- Eugenic seeds -- Sowing the seeds -- First growth -- Taking root -- Full bloom -- Bitter harvest
Control code
30700958
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 251 pages
Isbn
9780801849381
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94028124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1302461
Label
Sex, race, and science : eugenics in the deep South, by Edward J. Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Southern soil -- Eugenic seeds -- Sowing the seeds -- First growth -- Taking root -- Full bloom -- Bitter harvest
Control code
30700958
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 251 pages
Isbn
9780801849381
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94028124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1302461

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