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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

Label
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
Genre
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kline, Wendy
Dewey number
363.9/2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ755.5.U5
LC item number
K55 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eugenics
  • United States
  • Eugenics
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Women's Rights
  • United States
  • 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 (pages 197-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Motherhood, morality, and the moron : the emergence of eugenics in America -- From segregation to sterilization : Changing approaches to the problem of female sexuality -- Sterilization without unsexing : eugenics and the politics of reproduction -- New Deal for the child : Ann Cooper Hewitt and sterilization in the 1930s -- Marriage is not complete without children : positive eugenics, 1930-1960 -- Epilogue : Building a better family
Control code
46321001
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 218 pages
Isbn
9780520225022
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001027246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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 (pages 197-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Motherhood, morality, and the moron : the emergence of eugenics in America -- From segregation to sterilization : Changing approaches to the problem of female sexuality -- Sterilization without unsexing : eugenics and the politics of reproduction -- New Deal for the child : Ann Cooper Hewitt and sterilization in the 1930s -- Marriage is not complete without children : positive eugenics, 1930-1960 -- Epilogue : Building a better family
Control code
46321001
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 218 pages
Isbn
9780520225022
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001027246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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