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The Resource The Lynchburg story : eugenic sterilization in America, directed by Stephen Trombley and produced by Bruce Eadie, (electronic resource)

The Lynchburg story : eugenic sterilization in America, directed by Stephen Trombley and produced by Bruce Eadie, (electronic resource)

Label
The Lynchburg story : eugenic sterilization in America
Title
The Lynchburg story
Title remainder
eugenic sterilization in America
Statement of responsibility
directed by Stephen Trombley and produced by Bruce Eadie
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early years of this century, authorities were obsessed with a belief that the "racial stock" of the country was in decline. By the 1930s, over half the states had enacted eugenic sterilization laws, giving states the right to forcibly sterilize citizens they deemed "unfit" to reproduce. This haunting film tells the story of what happened at The Lynchburg Colony for the Epileptic and Feebleminded in Virginia. There, between 1927 and 1972, over 8,000 children and young teenagers were forcibly sterilized. The state claimed they had hereditary defects that would be passed on to their potential offspring: in fact most were simply poor, ill-educated and considered a financial burden on the state. Sterilization victims interviewed today tell of the devastating impact on their lives.These individual tragedies have a broader political context. The sterilization law declared constitutional in the U.S. in 1927 became the basis of Hitler's eugenics program. It was the beginning of the Holocaust as sterilization gave way to killing undesirables. American biologist, Dr. Harry Laughlin, who drafted the legislation, was awarded an honorary doctorate in Germany in 1936. Goebbels was the guest of honor
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trombley, Stephen
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Eadie, Bruce
Runtime
51
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eugenics
  • Involuntary sterilization
Target audience
general
Label
The Lynchburg story : eugenic sterilization in America, directed by Stephen Trombley and produced by Bruce Eadie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641520
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Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641520/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210441
  • (OCoLC)747797402
Video recording format
other
Label
The Lynchburg story : eugenic sterilization in America, directed by Stephen Trombley and produced by Bruce Eadie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641520
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641520/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210441
  • (OCoLC)747797402
Video recording format
other

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