Eugenics in Early 20th Century America

Professor Robert Rydell of Montana State University talked about the history of eugenics in early 20th century America. Eugenics is a… read more

Professor Robert Rydell of Montana State University talked about the history of eugenics in early 20th century America. Eugenics is a science that advocates improving the hereditary qualities of a race through controlled mating. Professor Rydell talked about some of the eugenics studies and experiments that took in the United States, as well as eugenics-based forced sterilization laws passed by several states that targeted the so-called “feebleminded.” close

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Eugenics in Early 20th Century America

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310565-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Bozeman, Montana, United States
First Aired:
Feb 9, 2013
Last Aired:
Mar 11, 2013

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  • Feb 09, 2013 | 8:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 09, 2013 | 9:20pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Feb 10, 2013 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 10, 2013 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 09, 2013 | 8:42am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 10, 2013 | 3:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 11, 2013 | 4:41am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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