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Eugenics is the theory that the human race can be improved by removing from the breeding pool those who are deemed unfit to produce and raise offspring. It was widely accepted, but the enthusiasm of the Nazis for eugenics turned the rest of the world against it after World War II.

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Better for All the World: The Secret History of Forced Sterilization and America's Quest for Racial Purity by Harry Bruinius.
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War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race by Edwin Black.
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