Pure America : eugenics and the making of modern Virginia
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Cleveland, Ohio : Belt Publishing, 2021.
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Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9781948742733, 194874273X
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199 pages ; 20 cm.
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Published
Cleveland, Ohio : Belt Publishing, 2021.
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781948742733, 194874273X

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Includes bibliographical references.
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"Between 1927 and 1979, more than 8,000 people were involuntarily sterilized in five hospitals across the state of Virginia. From this plain and terrible fact springs Elizabeth Catte's Pure America, a sweeping, unsparing history of eugenics in Virginia, and by extension the United States. Virginia's twentieth-century eugenics program was not the misguided initiative of well-meaning men of the day, writes Catte, with clarity and ferocity. It was a manifestation of white supremacy. It was a form of employment insurance. It was a means of controlling "troublesome" women and a philosophy that helped remove poor people from valuable land. It was cruel and it was wrong, and yet today sites where it was practiced like Western State Hospital, in Staunton, VA, are rehabilitated as luxury housing, their histories hushed up in the service of capital."--Dust jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Catte, E. (2021). Pure America: eugenics and the making of modern Virginia (First edition.). Belt Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Catte, Elizabeth. 2021. Pure America: Eugenics and the Making of Modern Virginia. Belt Publishing.

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Catte, Elizabeth. Pure America: Eugenics and the Making of Modern Virginia Belt Publishing, 2021.

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Catte, Elizabeth. Pure America: Eugenics and the Making of Modern Virginia First edition., Belt Publishing, 2021.

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