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By Sharon M. Leon

During the 1st 1/2 the 20th century, supporters of the eugenics flow provided a picture of a racially reworked the United States by way of curbing the replica of “unfit” contributors of society. via institutionalization, obligatory sterilization, the restrict of immigration and marriages, and different tools, eugenicists promised to enhance the population—a coverage schedule that used to be embraced by means of many prime intellectuals and public figures. yet Catholic activists and thinkers around the usa antagonistic a lot of those measures, saying that “every guy, even a lunatic, is a picture of God, now not a trifling animal."

In An photo of God, Sharon Leon examines the efforts of yankee Catholics to thwart eugenic regulations, illuminating the ways that Catholic proposal remodeled the general public dialog approximately person rights, the function of the kingdom, and the intersections of race, neighborhood, and relatives. via an exam of the wider questions raised during this debate, Leon casts new mild on significant matters that stay primary in American political lifestyles this day: the establishment of marriage, the function of presidency, and the separation of church and kingdom. this is often crucial examining within the heritage of faith, technology, politics, and human rights.

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