In Buck v. Bell, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Virginia's eugenic sterilization law. This site traces the origins of the eugenics movement, the Buck v. Bell decision, and the rise in the number of involuntary sterilizations after the 1927 case.
Most of the 62 letters in this collection were written by Tillie Farquhar Sterling, with additional letters written by Tillie's husband, Will Sterling, and Tillie's mother, Anna Virginia ("A. V.") Farquhar. The letters document daily life in...
Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- Maryland
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