Eugenics, the set of beliefs and practices which aims at improving the genetic
quality of the human population played a significant role in the history and culture
American eugenics refers inter alia to compulsory sterilization laws adopted by
over 30 states that led to more than 60,000 sterilizations of disabled individuals.
Sep 18, 2014 ... During this period, the American Eugenics Society was founded, ... story,
depicted as heroic a doctor that allowed a syphilitic infant to die after ...
California was considered an epicenter of the American eugenics movement. ....
A grant of $317,000 allowed the Institute to construct a major building and take ...
Jun 27, 2015 ... A farmer does not allow deficient cows in his herd to reproduce, and in the same
way, eugenicists believe that certain people in our society ...
Dec 10, 2010 ... The widespread support given to eugenics in America and Britain ... authoritarian
dimension which allowed no place for disabled people.
Eugenic Sterilization Laws. Paul Lombardo, University of Virginia. While some
eugenicists privately supported practices such as euthanasia or even genocide, ...
Jun 1, 2011 ... A small collection of photos is one of the few existing visual reminders of the
American eugenics movement.
Oct 31, 2011 ... Eugenics, or the sterilization of people who are deemed "unfit to ... In fact,
eugenics was widely practiced in many countries, including in the United States
as ... However, North Carolina was the only state that allowed social ...
Feb 2, 2011 ... It's pretty clear that Hitler studied the American eugenics movement, and ... IQ
tests to determine whether they should be allowed to procreate.