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home Reading: Mike Wehmeyer, author of Good Blood, Bad Blood

What:
At the vortex of the American eugenics tragedy was the seemingly sordid tale of a “degenerate” family from rural New Jersey. Published in 1912, The Kallikak Family was a pseudoscientific treatise describing generations of illiterate, poor, and purportedly immoral Kallikak family members who were chronically unemployed, “feebleminded,” criminal, and, in general, perceived as threats to “racial hygiene.” Psychologist Henry Herbert Goddard invented the pseudonym “Kallikak”
Where:
Raven Book Store
Lawrence KS
Category:
Literary & Books
When:
Friday, February 8 @ 7:00 pm
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