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dc.contributor.editorCiardullo, Patsyen_US
dc.creatorGur-Arie, Rachelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-13T00:40:00Z
dc.date.available2015-08-13T00:40:00Z
dc.date.created2015-08-12en_US
dc.date.issued2015-08-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/8687
dc.description.abstractEugenical Sterilization in the United States is a 1922 book in which author Harry H. Laughlin argues for the necessity of compulsory sterilization in the United States based on the principles of eugenics. The eugenics movement of the early twentieth century in the US focused on altering the genetic makeup of the US population by regulating immigration and sterilization, and by discouraging interracial procreation, then called miscegenation. Published in December 1922 by the Psychopathic Laboratory of the Municipal Court of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, the book reports Laughlin's analysis of how states could benefit from sterilizing their mentally disabled residents, and it reprinted his model sterilization law, which he encouraged state governments to adopt. Laughlin's model sterilization law stressed the need for the sterilization of populations that Laughlin deemed inadequate for reasons ranging from physical appearance to socioeconomic status. The document influenced twentieth century legislation in the US about reproduction and compulsory sterilization.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLiteratureen_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshInvoluntary sterilizationen_US
dc.subject.lcshHeredityen_US
dc.subject.lcshLaughlin, Harry Hamilton, 1880-1943en_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenics Record Officeen_US
dc.subject.lcshImmigrationen_US
dc.subject.lcshJohnson, Albert, 1869-1957en_US
dc.subject.lcshCold Spring Harbor Biological Laboratoryen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. Immigration Act of 1924en_US
dc.subject.lcshSterilizationen_US
dc.titleEugenical Sterilization in the United States (1922), by Harry H. Laughlinen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoOutreachen_US
dc.subject.embryoLegalen_US
dc.subject.embryoEthicsen_US
dc.subject.embryoPublicationsen_US
dc.subject.tagModel Sterilization Lawen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2015-08-12en_US


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