The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded

The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded : Poems

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Haunted by the voices of those committed to the notorious Virginia State Colony, epicenter of the American eugenics movement in the first half of the twentieth century, this evocative debut marks the emergence of a poet of exceptional poise and compassion, who grew up in the shadow of the Colony itself.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 130g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0892554789
  • 9780892554782
  • 657,421

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[Molly McCully Brown] makes us feel empathy and respect for those who were deemed unfit for society. Brown not only delves into a shameful chapter of American history; she also finds a way to remind us of the complexity of the human mind.
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