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Framing the moronThe social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era$
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Gerald V. O'Brien

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719087097

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719087097.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Framing the moron

Gerald V. O’Brien

Manchester University Press

The introductory chapter lays out the rationale for and goals of the book. It provides an overview of important terminology, delineates the importance of eugenics, and provides a brief history of the movement within the United States. Chapter concludes with a delineation of the content included within the various chapters of the text

Keywords:   Introduction to Eugenics, Definition of Eugenics, American Eugenic Movement

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