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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...

John R. Smith

Added by yongli on 07/06/2020 - 16:17, last changed on 07/07/2020 - 14:56
John R. Smith (1860–1927) was Colorado’s chief state prohibition officer during the years 1923–25. He successfully rooted out black-market alcohol crime but received harsh public criticism for his often-unconstitutional methods. He brought his friends on “booze” raids and did not shy away from...

Prohibition

Added by yongli on 06/09/2020 - 14:51, last changed on 01/15/2021 - 17:14
Alcohol prohibition in Colorado (1916–33) was a Progressive Era experiment, based on reform-minded and religious sentiments, to completely ban the sale and transport of alcohol. While the intention of reformers was to reduce violence, drunkenness, and crime, outlawing alcohol instead created more...

Women of the Ku Klux Klan

Added by yongli on 09/12/2017 - 10:57, last changed on 10/29/2019 - 10:50
Membership in the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) spiked nationwide during the 1920s, and Colorado was no exception to the hysteria of nativism and religious prejudice that swept the country. Following World War I , national KKK recruiters helped local agitators form a men’s KKK in Colorado. The women’s...
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