By Paul A. Lombardo
In 1907, Indiana handed the world's first involuntary sterilization legislations in line with the speculation of eugenics. In time, greater than 30 states and a dozen international international locations swimsuit. even though the Indiana statute used to be later declared unconstitutional, different legislation limiting immigration and regulating marriage on "eugenic" grounds have been nonetheless in impact within the U.S. as overdue because the Nineteen Seventies. A Century of Eugenics in the US assesses the background of eugenics within the usa and its prestige within the age of the Human Genome venture. The essays discover the early aid of obligatory sterilization through medical professionals and legislators; the implementation of eugenic schemes in Indiana, Georgia, California, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Alabama; the felony and social demanding situations to sterilization; and the clients for a eugenics flow basing its claims on sleek genetic technology.
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Shideler to Governor James P. Goodrich, September 9, 1919, folder 2, box 159, Indiana Reformatory Correspondence, Documents and Reports, Papers of Governor James Goodrich, Indiana State Archives; Williams v. Smith, 190 Ind. 526 (1921). â•‡ Rosen, Preaching Eugenics, 94–96, 111, 149. â•‡ Meeting, August 8, 1924, Minutes Committee on Mental Defectives 1915 folder, Committee on Mental Defectives, Indiana State Archives, Indianapolis; Gary PostTribune, February 3, 1925. â•‡ Journal of the Indiana State Senate, 74th Session of the General Assembly (Indianapolis: William B.