Coming To Terms With Vermont's Dark History Of Eugenics

Jun 7, 2017

Vermont's prominent role in the American eugenics movement of the early 20th century is an often overlooked part of the state’s history.  The state's brutal history of sterilization, forced institutionalization, and racist pseudoscience is the focus of a new academic paper by our guest.

We're joined by Dartmouth College senior Mercedes de Guardiola. Her thesis covering the eugenics movement in Vermont is "Blood has told": The Eugenical Campaign in the Green Mountain State.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.