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Title Eugenic nation : faults and frontiers of better breeding in modern America / Alexandra Minna Stern.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 347 pages) : illustrations
Series American crossroads ; 17
American crossroads ; 17.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-322) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Eugenics -- United States -- History.
Eugenics -- California -- History.
Eugenics -- history.
Emigration and Immigration -- history.
Intelligence Tests -- history.
Quarantine -- history.
Race Relations -- history.
Sterilization, Involuntary -- history.
Tropical Medicine -- history.
Vulnerable Populations.
United States.
Genre History.
Contents Introduction -- Race betterment and tropical medicine in imperial San Francisco -- Quarantine and eugenic gatekeeping on the U.S-Mexico border -- Instituting eugenics in California -- California's eugenic landscapes -- Centering eugenics on the family -- Contesting hereditarianism.
Summary Many people assume that eugenics all but disappeared with the fall of Nazism, but as this sweeping history demonstrates, the idea of better breeding had a wide and surprising reach in the United States throughout the twentieth century. With an original emphasis on the American West, Eugenic Nation brings to light many little-known facts--for example, that one-third of the involuntary sterilizations in this country occurred in California between 1909 and 1979--as it explores the influence of eugenics on phenomena as varied as race-based intelligence tests, school segregation, tropical medicine.
Other Title Print version: Stern, Alexandra. Eugenic nation. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005 0520244435 0520244443