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Confronting the American Eugenics Movement

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Confronting the American Eugenics Movement

A Conversation with Julie Carr
Julie Carr discusses her new book Mud, Blood, and Ghosts: Populism, Eugenics, and Spiritualism in the American West. She describes what happens when familial and national mythologies are turned upside down. These reorientations can be difficult, says Carr, but when we are able to accept the complexities of our histories, as individuals and as a nation, including the fascistic tendencies that run through these histories, we can find a greater commitment to resisting such tendencies whenever they arise.

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