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The sterilization of Carrie Buck

by J. David Smith

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Published by New Horizon Press in Far Hills, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Virginia.
    • Subjects:
    • Buck, Carrie, 1906-1983 -- Trials, litigation, etc.,
    • Sterilization (Birth control) -- Law and legislation -- Virginia.,
    • Insanity -- Jurisprudence -- Virginia.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-268).

      StatementJ. David Smith, K. Ray Nelson.
      ContributionsNelson, K. Ray.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF224.B83 S65 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 268 p. :
      Number of Pages268
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2223203M
      ISBN 100882820451
      LC Control Number89061444
      OCLC/WorldCa20324453

      Carrie's childhood --Emma's inquisition --April 1, --Carrie's commitment --Inside the colony --Emma, Carrie and Doris --Prophetic preliminaries --Old friends meet --The trial: neighborly witnesses --The trial: the caretakers speak --The trial: expert testimony --Final appeals --The sterilization of Carrie Buck --Carrie: the parole --Carrie.   One of America’s great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court’s infamous Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of “undesirable” citizens the law of the land In , the Supreme Court handed down a ruling so disturbing, ignorant, and cruel that it stands as one of the great injustices in American history/5(13).

      Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction One of America’s great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court’s infamous Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of “undesirable” citizens the law of the land. Carrie Buck was the first person involuntarily sterilized under Virginia's eugenics laws. In her mother was diagnosed as feebleminded—a diagnosis based less on a medical finding than on the doctors' perception of her sexual behavior—and committed to the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feeble-Minded in Lynchburg.

        The Los Angeles Review of Books is a (c)(3) nonprofit. and his apparent pleasure in upholding Virginia’s eugenic sterilization law and depriving Carrie Buck .   IMBECILES The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck By Adam Cohen Illustrated. pp. Penguin Press. $


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The authors document that Carrie Buck, her mother, and her child were all competent, literate, and able to live in a community. Carrie, a teenaged victim of rape, had been institutionalized, sterilized, and released as a source of cheap, domestic labor essentially because she was young, poor, and by: Buck v.

Bell, the case upholding -- on few facts, and most of them inaccurate -- the forced sterilization of a supposedly feebleminded woman, Carrie Buck, is far from the only case illustrating that proclivity.

Examples continue to this by: The Sterilization of Carrie Buck book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Inside story of America's first compulsory sterilization.3/5(10). Carrie Buck was sterilized on Oct. 19,and it would take almost 50 years before Virginia repealed its sterilization statute in (though Buck v.

Bell has never been overturned). Yet, the author provides little contextualization of the American eugenics move This book examines the eugenics movement in the United States and the Supreme Court's ruling in Bell v. Buck, which allowed for the sterilization of so-called undesirables/5(). Carrie Buck was sterilized in October She was paroled from the colony shortly after the operation with the stipulation that she report to officials annually.

Over the years, Buck worked at odd jobs in households and on farms. She married, was widowed, and later remarried. The book covered the tale of Carrie Buck, a woman who had been diagnosed as “feebleminded,” who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Through no fault of her own, she became the “perfect The sterilization of Carrie Buck book case” for a group of men who wanted to push through pro-eugenics legislation allowing doctors to sterilize people that were diagnosed as unwanted members of.

Carrie Buck, American woman who was the plaintiff in the case of Buck v. Bell (), in which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of compulsory eugenics-based sterilization laws.

When Buck was three years old, her mother was institutionalized after being found “feebleminded” and. “Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck,” by the journalist and lawyer Adam Cohen, gives a detailed account of the many forces that converged to bring Author: Andrea Denhoed.

The sterilization of Carrie Buck User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict "Three generations of imbeciles" were "enough" for Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes to 4/5(1).

Now, the truth about one of America's most shameful moments is revealed in The Sterilization of Carrie Buck. On Octoyear-old Carrie Buck was sterilized without her understanding or consent - and with the blessings of the United States Supreme h Pages: Imbeciles NPR coverage of Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck by Adam Cohen.

News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Imbeciles: the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck. By Adam Cohen. lnthe Supreme Court handed down a ruling so disturbing, ignorant, and cruel that it stands as one of the great injustices in American history.

InCarrie Buck was the first person to be sterilized in the state under the new law, which included sterilizing anyone who was feeble-minded, an imbecile or epileptic.

The Supreme Court upheld the decision in Buck v. Bell, validating sterilization and increasing sterilizations throughout the country. But in just five paragraphs, the court upheld a statute that enabled the State of Virginia to sterilize “mental defectives” — specifically one Carrie Buck, a young resident of the Virginia Colony.

Carrie and Emma Buck inright before the Buck v. Bell trial, which provided the first court approval of a law allowing forced sterilization in Virginia.

M.E. Grenander Department of Special. Book Overview Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction One of America's great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court's infamous Buck v.

Bell ruling made government sterilization of "undesirable" citizens the law of the land Inthe Supreme Court handed down a ruling so disturbing, ignorant, and cruel that it.

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Click to read the full review of Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck in New York Journal of Books. Review written by Roger Abrams. The book focuses on one of vilest Supreme Court decisions in U.S.

history when, incelebrated Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote a brief and disturbing opinion allowing the forced sterilization of Carrie Buck, a young Virginia woman with a limited education (Buck v.

Bell, U.S. ()). The “imbeciles” Holmes referred to were Buck, her mother, and Buck’s infant daughter. But as Adam Cohen tells readers in his recent book, “Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck,” there was nothing wrong with Carrie Buck, her mother, or her daughter.One of America’s great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court’s infamous Buck v.

Bell ruling made government sterilization of “undesirable” citizens the law of the land Inthe Supreme Court handed down a ruling so disturbing, ignorant, and cruel that it stands as one of the great injustices in American history.

Longlisted for the National Book Award for NonfictionOne of America’s great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court’s infamous Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of “undesirable” citizens the law of the land Inthe Supreme Court handed down a ruling so disturbing, ignorant, and cruel that it stands as one of the great injustices in /5(2).