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Harry Laughlin, still image with audio

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Harry Laughlin was the superintendent of the Eugenics Record Office in New York, and had written a model sterilization law in 1914, portions of which were borrowed by Virginians to use in their own 1924 law. Laughlin presented a deposition to the court in the case of Buck vs. Bell. And his written comments included conclusions that Carrie Buck was socially inadequate and that she was a member of a class of worthless poor white trash of the south. (DNAi location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > Players)
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sterilization law,poor white trash,carrie buck,dnai,laughlin,virginians,deposition,eugenics,1914,conclusions,superintendent
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