Three Generations, No Imbeciles

Three Generations, No Imbeciles

Eugenics, The Supreme Court, And Buck V. Bell

Book - 2008
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This is a chronicle of the 1927 Supreme Court case 'Buck v. Bell', which approved laws allowing states to perform surgery in order to prevent 'feebleminded and socially inadequate' people from having children.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9780801890109
Characteristics: xiv, 365 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Mar 28, 2015

Adopted to be worked as a servant, // loaned \\ out to neighbors to slave for them, and raped by the adopted family's nephew, then pronounced the criminal. Declared an imbecile, to make her victimization easier [Ms. Buck's schoolwork was superior], the crimes against Ms. Buck demonstrates the sorry state of the US Supreme Court and women's rights during those times [and nonexistent rights of the working poor], an era we appear to be devolving quickly back to? [Unfortunate title for this quality of a book, though? Perhaps, Flayed Alive?]

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