American Experience

The Eugenics Crusade: Trailer

Preview: Season 30 | 30s Video has closed captioning.

The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the unlikely — and largely unknown — campaign to breed a “better” American race, tracing the rise of the movement that turned the fledgling science of heredity into a powerful instrument of social control. Populated by figures both celebrated and obscure, The Eugenics Crusade is a revelatory portrait of an America at once strange and eerily familiar.

Aired: 10/16/18

Rating: NR

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