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Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck

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Faced with this choice, the Supreme Court did not merely side with the strong: it enthusiastically urged them on by insisting it would be “better for all the world” if society's strongest members simply finished off people like Carrie once and for all. Even the ancient Babylonians understood that helping the strong to obliterate the weak is antithetical to the purpose of law--and no way to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land.

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The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck

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From the Introduction...

Faced with this choice, the Supreme Court did not merely side with the strong: it enthusiastically urged them on by insisting it would be “better for all the world” if society's strongest members simply finished off people like Carrie once and for all. Even the ancient Babylonians understood that helping the strong to obliterate the weak is antithetical to the purpose of law--and no way to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land.

Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck

This edition was published in by Penguin Press


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From the Introduction...

Faced with this choice, the Supreme Court did not merely side with the strong: it enthusiastically urged them on by insisting it would be “better for all the world” if society's strongest members simply finished off people like Carrie once and for all. Even the ancient Babylonians understood that helping the strong to obliterate the weak is antithetical to the purpose of law--and no way to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land.

Table of Contents

Copyright
Dedication
Epigraph
Introduction
One Carrie Buck
Two Albert Priddy
Three Albert Priddy
Four Harry Laughlin
Five Harry Laughlin
Six Aubrey Strode
Seven Aubrey Strode
Eight Oliver Wendell Holmes
Nine Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ten Carrie Buck
Conclusion
Photographs
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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Library of Congress
KF224.B83

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OL26210219M
ISBN 13
9781101980835
LC Control Number
2015044842

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