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Author : Adam Cohen
ISBN : 9780143109990
Genre : History
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"In 1927, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling so disturbing, ignorant, and cruel that it stands as one of the great injustices in American History. In Imbeciles, bestselling author Adam Cohen exposes the court's decision to allow the sterilization of a young woman, Carrie Buck, it wrongly thought to be 'feebleminded' and to champion the mass eugenic sterilization of undesirable citizens. The 8-1 ruling was signed by many revered figures in American law -- including Chief Justice William Howard Taft, a former U.S. president; and Louis Brandeis, a progressive icon. Oliver Wendell Holmes, considered by many to be the greatest Supreme Court Justice in history, wrote the majority opinion, declaring, 'Three generations of imbeciles are enough.' In this shocking story, Cohen overturns cherished myths and demolishes lauded figures in relentless pursuit of the truth. With the intellectual force of a legal brief and the passion of a front-page exposé, Imbeciles is an ardent indictment of our champions of justice and our optimistic faith in progress, as well as a triumph of American legal and social history." -- Back cover.

The Sterilization Of Carrie Buck

Author : J. David Smith
ISBN : STANFORD:36105002529761
Genre : Social Science
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The true story of Carrie Buck, who was considered retarded and committed to the Virginia Colony for Epileptics and the Feebleminded after her baby was born and taken away from her. In 1926 she was sterilized without her understanding or agreement, the first victim of the Virginia Compulsory Sterlization Law. This act led to the sterilization of over 50,000 American citizens without their consent, and was later cited by the Nazis as the precedent for their race hygiene programs.

The Constitution And 9 11

Author : Louis Fisher
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131662301
Genre : History
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The author assesses the longstanding tension between protecting constitutional rights and safeguarding national security in a study that focuses on how the Bush administration's responses to 9/11 have threatened the Constitution and the rights it protects. Simultaneous.

Subject Guide To Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025888533
Genre : American literature
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Three Generations No Imbeciles

Author : Paul A. Lombardo
ISBN : 9780801890109
Genre : History
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Looks at the case Buck v. Bell, covering the events of the trial and the 1927 Supreme Court case which upheld Virginia's compulsory sterilization of "feebleminded" individuals.

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Author : Nicholas Triffin
ISBN : 0878020403
Genre : Law
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Better For All The World

Author : Harry Bruinius
ISBN : 9780375713057
Genre : History
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Traces the history of eugenics in the United States, drawing on personal letters, diaries, and documents to chronicle the little-known quest for racial purity.

Mental Retardation

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ISBN : UOM:39015081545363
Genre : Mental retardation
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The Kallikak Family

Author : Henry Herbert Goddard
ISBN : STANFORD:36105116267035
Genre : Behavior genetics
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Feeble Mindedness

Author : Henry Herbert Goddard
Genre : Heredity
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