By Paul A. Lombardo
In 1907, Indiana handed the world's first involuntary sterilization law
according to the speculation of eugenics. In time, greater than 30 states and a dozen foreign
nations go well with. even though the Indiana statute used to be later declared
unconstitutional, different legislation limiting immigration and regulating marriage on
"eugenic" grounds have been nonetheless in impact within the U.S. as past due because the Seventies. A
Century of Eugenics in the USA assesses the historical past of eugenics within the United States
and its prestige within the age of the Human Genome venture. The essays discover the early
aid 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 customers for a
eugenics circulation basing its claims on sleek genetic science.
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