The Davenport Orphans
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 1225 , Segment 1
Episode: Nature vs. Nurture
- Oct 14, 2021 7:00 pm
- 43:43 mins
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"