A Century of Eugenics in America: From the Indiana Experiment to the Human Genome Era (Bioethics and the Humanities)

A Century of Eugenics in America: From the Indiana Experiment to the Human Genome Era (Bioethics and the Humanities)


In 1907, Indiana handed the world’s first involuntary sterilization legislations in response to the speculation of eugenics. In time, greater than 30 states and a dozen overseas international locations go well with. even supposing the Indiana statute was once later declared unconstitutional, different legislation limiting immigration and regulating marriage on "eugenic" grounds have been nonetheless in impact within the U.S. as overdue because the Nineteen Seventies. A Century of Eugenics in the United States assesses the heritage of eugenics within the usa and its prestige within the age of the Human Genome undertaking. 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 felony and social demanding situations to sterilization; and the clients for a eugenics stream basing its claims on smooth genetic science.

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