Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck

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Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck

by Adam Cohen

First Release:

June 2016

Other Release:

July 2016


ISBN: 9781594204180

Why did the Supreme Court, in 1927, decide to allow the State of Virginia to sterilize Carrie Buck, a perfectly normal young woman, for being an “imbecile”? Notes. Index. Black-and-white illustrations.

 
  • ISBN: 9781594204180
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Penguin
    Page Count: 416
    Trim Size: 6" x 9 1/4"
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 10.2, Points: 22
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 12.9, Points: 26
    Lexile: Level: 1270L
    Awards & Honors: The Kirkus Prize 2016 Nominee, Nonfiction
    National Public Radio’s Guide to 2016 Great Reads
    Genre: Nonfic
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