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Changing the narrative: A new history of Vermont women, Native and African Americans

Vt Digger - - 10:06 am Mon Sep 10th, 2012

Given Vermont's contemporary image as a refuge for independent and progressive thinkers it can be jarring to look at a not-so-distant past when the state was an isolationist bastion in which Native Americans had to call themselves gypsies to avoid sterilization.

Cynthia D. Bittinger's new book, "Vermont Women, Native Americans and African Americans," does not over-stress this "saddest chapter" in 20th century state history. But Vermont's eugenics movement does suggest a central target of this slim, significant volume, which updates the traditional narrative.

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