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

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Univ of California Press, 8 déc. 2015 - 424 pages
First edition, Winner of the Arthur J. Viseltear Prize, American Public Health Association

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 demonstrating that eugenics continues to inform institutional and reproductive injustice. Alexandra Minna Stern draws on recently uncovered historical records to reveal patterns of racial bias in California’s sterilization program and documents compelling individual experiences. With the addition of radically new and relevant research, this edition connects the eugenic past to the genomic present with attention to the ethical and social implications of emerging genetic technologies.
 

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Introduction
1
1 Race Betterment and Tropical Medicine in Imperial San Francisco
28
2 Quarantine and Eugenic Gatekeeping on the USMexican Border
57
3 Instituting Eugenics in California
82
Reconsidering Eugenic Sterilization in California
111
5 Californias Eugenic Landscapes
139
6 Centering Eugenics on the Family
173
Reassessing the 1960s
205
Conclusion
234
Notes
243
Bibliography
325
Acknowledgments
365
Index
369
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Alexandra Minna Stern is Professor of American Culture, Obstetrics and Gynecology, History, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan.

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