The Sterilization of Carrie Buck

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New Horizon Press, 1989 - Social Science - 268 pages
The true story of Carrie Buck, who was considered retarded and committed to the Virginia Colony for Epileptics and the Feebleminded after her baby was born and taken away from her. In 1926 she was sterilized without her understanding or agreement, the first victim of the Virginia Compulsory Sterlization Law. This act led to the sterilization of over 50,000 American citizens without their consent, and was later cited by the Nazis as the precedent for their race hygiene programs.

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Carrie was my Great Aunt she married my Great Uncle Charlie Detamore after her first husband past away. I knew them when they lived in a very small one room "shack." I was young and didn't understand ... Read full review

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"Three generations of imbeciles'' were "enough'' for Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes to establish in the 1927 case of Buck v. Bell the constitutionality of sterilizing imbeciles. This decision was later ... Read full review


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