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FREE READER ç DOC The State Boys Rebellion º 9780743245135 ✓ MICHAEL D'ANTONIO Ä A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist tells the amazing story of how a group of imprisoned boys won their freedom found justice and survived one of the darkest and least known episodes of AmeFying discovery many years later that they had been fed radioactive oatmeal in Cold War experiments and the subseuent legal battle that ultimately won them a multimillion dollar settlement Meticulously researched through school archives previously sealed papers and interviews with the surviving State Boys this deft exposé is a powerful reminder of the terrifying conseuences of unchecked power as well as an inspiring testament to the strength of the human spir 29Yes it was informative eye opening to the chapter of American history that is most often 'forgotten' or disregarded It is interesting how the APUSH book makes no mention of it The plight is sad and largely ignored in America etc and I would wish for people to know of itAs a book though the writing style was not particularly remarkable slash did not keep me very engaged though I admit non fiction is not typically what I read atoll The importance of the message am glad to be informed though perhaps the book is biased; I cannot well say balances with the typical writing style to yield a very average rating

Michael D'Antonio · The State Boys Rebellion BOOK

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist tells the amazing story of how a group of imprisoned boys won their freedom found justice and survived one of the darkest and least known episodes of American history In the early twentieth century United States health officials used I tests to single out feebleminded children and force them into institutions where they were denied education sterilized drugged and abused Under programs that ran into the 1970s than 250000 chi I met Freddie Boyce one of the subjects of this shattering story at the end of his life He gave me an autographed copy of the book and a stuffed animal from his days working for the carnivalI consider it a great honor to have presided at Freddie's funeral I will never forget him I am currently reading a book about McLean Hospital which is what reminded me of The State Boys Everyone in the Boston area should know this history

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The State Boys RebellionLdren were separated from their families although many of them were merely unwanted orphans truants or delinuents The State Boys Rebellion conveys the shocking truth about America's eugenic era through the experiences of a group of boys held at the Fernald State School in Massachusetts starting in the late 1940s In the tradition of Erin Brockovich it recounts the boys' dramatic struggle to demand their rights and secure their freedom It also covers their horri A pretty compelling non fiction work Reads much like a novel with great character development and story lines Covers several decades in the lives of several men who were committed to a state facility for the mentally retarded in Massachusetts Somewhat grim given what was done to these boys but the thread of hope and the emergence of independence is always at hand Well worth your time and it provides lots to talk about in terms of how we treat those who are different