For More Information

If this information is interesting to you and you would like to find even more sources on the topic, I would thoroughly recommend going to following websites:

“Unwanted Sterilization and Eugenics Programs in the United States”

This article provides amazing background information about the history of eugenics in America. It goes over in depth some of what we have already discussed but the site provides more visuals and videos that may pique your interest. It also discusses “reproductive justice” in modern-day America.

“The Forgotten Lessons of the American Eugenics Movement”

If you found the Supreme Court Case of Buck v. Bell fascinating and want to learn more, this article goes into extreme depth about all of the intricacies of the court case. It also describes other state laws (we have only really discussed Virginia’s laws) regarding eugenics and sterilization.

“Image Archive on the American Eugenics Movement”

This website houses an astounding amount of visuals and other primary sources from the Eugenics movement in America. If you are interested in primary sources, I thoroughly recommend taking a look!

http://historyofeugenics.truman.edu/

This website has a fantastic amount primary documents from the founder of the American Eugenics movement. If you found the forced sterilization of Americans intriguing and want to learn more about why eugenicists wanted to do this and who was sterilized, I recommend full-heartedly looking at this website!

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