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Declared Defective: Native Americans, Eugenics, and the Myth of Nam Hollow

Event Type: Local History
Date: 11/25/2019
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 How was an obscure rural enclave in upstate New York exploited by the early twentieth-century eugenics movement? Anthropologist Robert Javenpa will give a presentation discussing his book Declared Defective: Native Americans, Eugenics, and the Myth of Nam Hollow , a fascinating examination of pseudoscientific zealotry, fearmongering , and the contradictions of race and class in America, through the lens of local history.

Location: Helderberg (Large) Meeting Room
Contact: Maura Powers-Smith
Presenter: Bob Jarvenpa