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Eugenics in Colorado

Added by yongli on 02/16/2021 - 13:59, last changed on 02/16/2021 - 13:59
“Eugenics” refers to a social-engineering project based on the unsubstantiated idea that humanity can be improved by eliminating supposedly defective or lesser genes in favor of others. During the twentieth century, American medical professionals and lawmakers influenced by the pseudoscience of...

State Industrial School for Girls

Added by yongli on 10/11/2021 - 17:32, last changed on 10/11/2021 - 17:32
Established by the Colorado legislature in 1887, the State Industrial School for Girls was a combined reform school, foster care, and prison that trained young, marginalized women to be domestic servants. Late nineteenth-century industrialization had prompted both urban poverty and anxiety about...
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