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The Resource Imbeciles : the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck, Adam Cohen

Imbeciles : the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck, Adam Cohen

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Imbeciles : the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck
Title
Imbeciles
Title remainder
the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck
Statement of responsibility
Adam Cohen
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"One of America's great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court's infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of "undesirable" citizens the law of the land New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen tells the story in Imbeciles of one of the darkest moments in the American legal tradition: the Supreme Court's decision to champion eugenic sterilization for the greater good of the country. In 1927, when the nation was caught up in eugenic fervor, the justices allowed Virginia to sterilize Carrie Buck, a perfectly normal young woman, for being an "imbecile." It is a story with many villains, from the superintendent of the Dickensian Virginia Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded who chose Carrie for sterilization to the former Missouri agriculture professor and Nazi sympathizer who was the nation's leading advocate for eugenic sterilization. But the most troubling actors of all were the eight Supreme Court justices who were in the majority--including William Howard Taft, the former president; Louis Brandeis, the legendary progressive; and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., America's most esteemed justice, who wrote the decision urging the nation to embark on a program of mass eugenic sterilization"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Adam
Dewey number
344.7304/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF224.B83
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buck, Carrie
  • Buck, Carrie
  • Involuntary sterilization
  • Eugenics
  • Involuntary sterilization
  • United States
  • Virginia
Label
Imbeciles : the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck, Adam Cohen
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online resource
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101980835
Lccn
2015044842
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2EF3BA5F-567B-49E8-8DBA-3CAEA78DD445
System control number
  • 2113294
  • (OCoLC)929332235
  • (OCoLC)ocn929332235
  • 2113294
Label
Imbeciles : the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck, Adam Cohen
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101980835
Lccn
2015044842
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2EF3BA5F-567B-49E8-8DBA-3CAEA78DD445
System control number
  • 2113294
  • (OCoLC)929332235
  • (OCoLC)ocn929332235
  • 2113294

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