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Title Building a better race : gender, sexuality, and eugenics from the turn of the century to the baby boom / Wendy Kline.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 218 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-207) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer Bitterfeld
Eugenics -- United States -- History.
United States -- Moral conditions.
Eugenics -- history.
Social Values.
Gender Identity.
Women's Rights.
African Americans.
Persons with Mental Disabilities.
Mentally Ill Persons.
Sterilization, Involuntary -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Sterilization, Reproductive -- history.
United States.
United States.
Genre Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Contents List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Motherhood, morality, and the moron : the emergence of eugenics in America -- From segregation to sterilization : Changing approaches to the problem of female sexuality -- Sterilization without unsexing : eugenics and the politics of reproduction -- New Deal for the child : Ann Cooper Hewitt and sterilization in the 1930s -- Marriage is not complete without children : positive eugenics, 1930-1960 -- Epilogue : Building a better family.
Summary Wendy Kline's lucid cultural history of eugenics in America emphasizes the movement's central, continuing interaction with popular notions of gender and morality. Kline shows how eugenics could seem a viable solution to problems of moral disorder and sexuality, especially female sexuality, during the first half of the twentieth century.
Other Title Print version: Kline, Wendy, 1968- Building a better race. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001 0520225023