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Breeding Contempt: The History of Coerced Sterilization in the United States Paperback – February 11, 2011
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Most closely associated today with the Nazis and World War II atrocities, eugenics is sometimes described as a government-orchestrated breeding program, other times as a pseudo-science, and often as the first step leading to genocide. Less frequently is it depicted as a movement having links to the United States. But eugenics does have a history in this country, and Mark A.argent tells that story by exploring one of the most disturbing aspects, the compulsory asterilization of more than 64,000 Americans.