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Book Discussion: Breeding Better Vermonters: The Eugenics Project in the Green Mountain State by Nancy Gallagher
Rochester Public Library
Part of the series Outsiders: Those Who Fell Outside the Cultural Norm. Breeding Better Vermonters examines social, ethnic, and religious tensions and reveals how population studies, theories of human heredity, and a rhetoric of altruism became subtle, yet powerful tools of social control and exclusion in a state whose motto was “freedom and unity.”