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The Resource Building a better race : gender, sexuality, and eugenics from the turn of the century to the baby boom, Wendy Kline

Building a better race : gender, sexuality, and eugenics from the turn of the century to the baby boom, Wendy Kline

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Building a better race : gender, sexuality, and eugenics from the turn of the century to the baby boom
Title
Building a better race
Title remainder
gender, sexuality, and eugenics from the turn of the century to the baby boom
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Kline
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Wendy Kline's lucid cultural history of eugenics in America emphasizes the movement's central, continuing interaction with notions of gender and morality. Demonstrating that eugenic ideas were far more powerful in public discourse than other historians have indicated, Kline shows how eugenics could have seemed a viable solution to problems of moral disorder and sexuality, especially female sexuality, during the first half of the twentieth century. Its appeal to social conscience and shared desires to strengthen the family and civilization sparked popular as well as scientific interest."--BOOK JACKET
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1968-
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Kline, Wendy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Eugenics
  • United States
Label
Building a better race : gender, sexuality, and eugenics from the turn of the century to the baby boom, Wendy Kline
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-207) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • "Marriage Is Not Complete without Children": Positive Eugenics, 1930-1960
  • Epilogue: Building a Better Family
  • 1.
  • Motherhood, Morality, and the "Moron": The Emergence of Eugenics in America
  • 2.
  • From Segregation to Sterilization: Changing Approaches to the Problem of Female Sexuality
  • 3.
  • "Sterilization without Unsexing": Eugenics and the Politics of Reproduction
  • 4.
  • A New Deal for the Child: Ann Cooper Hewitt and Sterilization in the 1930s
Control code
6098605
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 218 p.
Isbn
9780520225022
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001027246
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001027246
  • 6098605
  • (BNAtoc) 2001027246
Label
Building a better race : gender, sexuality, and eugenics from the turn of the century to the baby boom, Wendy Kline
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-207) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • "Marriage Is Not Complete without Children": Positive Eugenics, 1930-1960
  • Epilogue: Building a Better Family
  • 1.
  • Motherhood, Morality, and the "Moron": The Emergence of Eugenics in America
  • 2.
  • From Segregation to Sterilization: Changing Approaches to the Problem of Female Sexuality
  • 3.
  • "Sterilization without Unsexing": Eugenics and the Politics of Reproduction
  • 4.
  • A New Deal for the Child: Ann Cooper Hewitt and Sterilization in the 1930s
Control code
6098605
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 218 p.
Isbn
9780520225022
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001027246
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001027246
  • 6098605
  • (BNAtoc) 2001027246

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