Curtis Butturff's Reviews > Breeding Contempt: The History of Coerced Sterilization in the United States

Breeding Contempt by Mark A. Largent
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Jul 22, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: history, non-fiction
Read from July 22 to October 02, 2011

It's important to realize that eugenics was not isolated to Europe or Germany it was also widely practiced here. This is a scholarly tome that breaks away from traditional "great man" views (leaders, prominent figures etc) and takes a wider look at the times, their views and the assumptions behind tens of thousands of forced sterilizations of those with genetic illness, mental deficiencies, criminal tendencies, welfare recipients, and others.

I'll write a more thorough review no doubt when I finish it.

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