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The Davenport Orphans

Constant Wonder
  • Oct 14, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 43:43

At the turn of the 20th century, eugenists dominated popular thought and political actions. But researchers in Davenport, Iowa suspected that there was more to intelligence than just genetics—environment had to play a role. Guest: Marilyn Brookwood, psychologist and author of "The Orphans of Davenport: Eugenics, the Great Depression, and the War Over Children’s Intelligence"