By Paul A. Lombardo
In 1907, Indiana handed the world's first involuntary sterilization law
in keeping with the speculation of eugenics. In time, greater than 30 states and a dozen foreign
international locations go well with. even if the Indiana statute was once later declared
unconstitutional, different legislation proscribing immigration and regulating marriage on
"eugenic" grounds have been nonetheless in impression within the U.S. as overdue because the Nineteen Seventies. A
Century of Eugenics in the US assesses the background of eugenics within the United States
and its prestige within the age of the Human Genome venture. The essays discover the early
help of obligatory sterilization by way of medical professionals and legislators; the implementation
of eugenic schemes in Indiana, Georgia, California, Minnesota, North Carolina, and
Alabama; the criminal and social demanding situations to sterilization; and the customers for a
eugenics circulate basing its claims on sleek genetic science.
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A Century of Eugenics in America: From the Indiana Experiment to the Human Genome Era (Bioethics and the Humanities) by Paul A. Lombardo