Imbeciles

Adam Cohen talked about his book Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck, in which he recounts the Supreme Court’s… read more

Adam Cohen talked about his book Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck, in which he recounts the Supreme Court’s 1927 decision to allow the state of Virginia to sterilize Carrie Buck for being an “imbecile.” The justices who composed the majority included William Howard Taft, Louis Brandeis, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, who authored the decision that resulted in the sterilization of 70,000 people considered mentally “defective.” close

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Mar 20, 2016 | 7:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 25, 2016 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 20, 2016 | 7:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 20, 2016 | 11:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 02, 2016 | 5:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 25, 2016 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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