In reckless hands : Skinner v. Oklahoma and the near triumph of American eugenics / Victoria F. Nourse.
New York : W. W. Norton & Co., 2008.
240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
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.
In the 1920s and 1930s, thousands of men and women were sterilized at asylums and prisons across America because it was believed that criminality and mental illness were inherited. This is the disturbing, forgotten history of America's experiment with eugenics.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references ( pages 179-228) and index.