A brief history of eugenics and sexual sterilization in Canada

In 1921 the¬†American Museum of Natural History, of which I am a member, hosted an International Eugenics Congress in Manhattan.¬†Alexander Graham Bell, a Scottish-born American sometimes claimed by Canada, “served as honorary president.” The conference aimed to foster a “climate of international cooperation for eugenics goals.” There was indeed growing enthusiasm for eugenics on both … Continue reading A brief history of eugenics and sexual sterilization in Canada