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Eugenics Record Office field training class on field trip

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Under Harry Laughlin's direction, the ERO became the epicenter of the American eugenics movement, amassing hundreds of thousands of family pedigrees, case studies, and indexed records. The ERO sponsored summer courses to train aspiring eugenics caseworkers and actively lobbied for the passage of state sterilization and national immigration restriction. (DNAi location: Chronicle > Threat of the Unfit > Founders)
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american eugenics movement,immigration restriction,family pedigrees,caseworkers,epicenter,sterilization,laughlin,field trip,hundreds of thousands,founders,case studies
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