Eugenics--the quest for human betterment through selective breeding--is a largely forgotten chapter in American history. This site offers the story of how eugenics emerged and flourished in Vermont during the first half of the twentieth century, as told in the voices of those involved.

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A collection of over two hundred full text documents and images from the eugenics era in Vermont permits visitors to explore some of the more obscure back roads of Vermont history. The interface provides an illustrated historical guide and orientation to the materials; a search engine facilitates independent searches of the sources in the archive.

Sponsored by a grant from the WEB Project