The Shameful History of Eugenics in America
Byline: Claude R. Marx, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Stephen King, meet your nonfiction counterpart.
Some of the scariest things that one can read these days come straight from the history books, including this comprehensive look at the eugenics/racial purity movement.
Populated with characters from prominent American families and based on research from top-flight universities, the movement to mandate forced sterilization of those considered mentally inferior was a significant force in the United States during much of first half of the 20th century. It is a complicated story, but in the hands of Harry Bruinius, "Better for All The World: The Secret History of Forced Sterilization and America's Quest for Racial Purity" reads like an engaging, …
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Publication information: Article title: The Shameful History of Eugenics in America. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: April 16, 2006. Page number: B08. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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