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The Resource In reckless hands : Skinner v. Oklahoma and the near triumph of American eugenics, Victoria F. Nourse

In reckless hands : Skinner v. Oklahoma and the near triumph of American eugenics, Victoria F. Nourse

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In reckless hands : Skinner v. Oklahoma and the near triumph of American eugenics
Title
In reckless hands
Title remainder
Skinner v. Oklahoma and the near triumph of American eugenics
Statement of responsibility
Victoria F. Nourse
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1920s and 1930s, thousands of men and women were sterilized at asylums and prisons across America. Believing that criminality and mental illness were inherited, state legislatures passed laws calling for the sterilization of habitual criminals and the feebleminded. But in 1936, inmates at Oklahoma's McAlester prison refused to cooperate; a man named Jack Skinner was the first to come to trial. A colorful and heroic cast of characters from the inmates themselves to their devoted, self-taught lawyer would fight the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Only after Americans learned the extent of another large-scale eugenics project in Nazi Germany would the inmates triumph. Combining engrossing narrative with sharp legal analysis, Victoria F. Nourse explains the consequences of this landmark decision, still vital todayand reveals the stories of these forgotten men and women who fought for human dignity and the basic right to have a family
Cataloging source
FIE
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Nourse, Victoria F
Dewey number
344.73048
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skinner, Jack T
  • Involuntary sterilization
  • Involuntary sterilization
  • Eugenics
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In reckless hands : Skinner v. Oklahoma and the near triumph of American eugenics, Victoria F. Nourse
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: an intellectual seduction -- The justice, the governor, and the dictator -- The brain trust -- Thoroughbreds -- Heat and love -- White trash -- Skinner's trial -- The Supreme Court in 1937 -- Science in a foreign mirror : 1937-1941 -- Deciding Skinner -- Epilogue : failures of modern memory
Control code
FIEb17692982
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
240 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393065299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)181139411
Label
In reckless hands : Skinner v. Oklahoma and the near triumph of American eugenics, Victoria F. Nourse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: an intellectual seduction -- The justice, the governor, and the dictator -- The brain trust -- Thoroughbreds -- Heat and love -- White trash -- Skinner's trial -- The Supreme Court in 1937 -- Science in a foreign mirror : 1937-1941 -- Deciding Skinner -- Epilogue : failures of modern memory
Control code
FIEb17692982
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
240 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393065299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)181139411

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