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Voices of Pineland : eugenics, social reform, and the legacy of "feeblemindedness" in Maine / by Stephen T. Murphy.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: HV3006.M22 P566 2011

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    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Murphy, Stephen T.
    Published
    Charlotte, NC : Information Age Pub., c2011
    Locale
    Maine
    Contents
    Introduction
    National context surrounding Maine's School for "Feeble-minded"
    Opening the institutional doors
    Eugenics, racism, and sterilization
    Continuing fears, legalized surgery, and institutional acceleration
    Receding eugenic influence: persisting policies
    Institutional exodus and expose
    From medical to legal: class action, consent decrees, and controversy
    Compliance debates and closure wars
    Contemporary reform and continuing legacy.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references.
    Introduction -- National context surrounding Maine's School for "Feeble-minded" -- Opening the institutional doors -- Eugenics, racism, and sterilization -- Continuing fears, legalized surgery, and institutional acceleration -- Receding eugenic influence: persisting policies -- Institutional exodus and expose -- From medical to legal: class action, consent decrees, and controversy -- Compliance debates and closure wars -- Contemporary reform and continuing legacy.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9781617354144
    1617354147 (pbk.)
    9781617354151 (hbk.)
    1617354155 (hbk.)
    9781617354168 (e-book)
    1617354163 (e-book)
    Physical Description
    xi, 272 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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