In reckless hands : Skinner v. Oklahoma and the near triumph of American eugenics / Victoria F. Nourse
- New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2008
Includes bibliographical references (p. -228) and index
- 1st ed
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.
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