The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison "Promiscuous" Women

The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison "Promiscuous" Women

The nearly forgotten story of the American Plan, one of the largest and longest-lasting mass quarantines in American history, told through the lens of one young woman's story. In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as sh The nearly forgotten story of the American Plan, one of the largest and longest-lasting mass quarantines in America...

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Title:The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison "Promiscuous" Women
Author:Scott W. Stern
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Genres:History
ISBN:0807042757
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:356 pages pages

The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison "Promiscuous" Women Reviews

  • El
    May 01, 2018
    Disclaimer: I read this book at the request of a professor I work with, as this book was written by his son. I did not meet the author prior to reading this book, so the connection to his father has no bearing on my opinion of the book. * Have you heard of the American Plan? No? ...
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  • Abigkt
    Jul 03, 2018
    Informative and intense. The book was overwhelming at times with loaded historical background. Quite often, I felt as though I was rereading the facts... overly stated and perhaps could have been summarized better. I also did not like the fact that the author never touched on male birt...
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  • Darcia Helle
    Apr 16, 2018
    I'm sitting here trying to come up with the right words to express my thoughts. They won't come. I think I'm still in shock. What I can immediately tell you is don't hesitate; read this book. Scott Stern is a talented writer. His style is narrative nonfiction, similar to Erik Larso...
  • R.E. Conary
    May 03, 2018
    The Trials of Nina McCall (Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison ?Promiscuous? Women) is author Scott W. Stern?s meticulously researched expos of America?s unconscionable misuse of power. The writing can be dry at times but that only accentuates ...
  • Adam Bricker
    Jul 12, 2018
    A majority of the book is about the false imprisonment, questionable services for and eventual trial of Nina McCall all in the name of the betterment of America. Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of government overreaching, racism, sexism and religious bias in the plan used to help keep t...
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  • Lynn
    Jul 14, 2018
    I am really pleased to have been introduced to a subject matter previously unknown to me and I applaud the author for his thorough research. However (and especially since it was stated that the author will publish a more in-depth version to be consumed by academia), there was FAR too m...
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  • Sandra
    May 28, 2018
    I enjoy reading about little-known, unbelievable events that happened in our country, and that is why I chose this book. This book is about a little-known and shocking event in our country?s history. It is about the American Plan, a plan in effect from the 1910?s into the 1950?s,...
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    Dec 28, 2017
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  • Deestarr
    Jun 19, 2018
    How often we women turn on our own.Stern discusses one part of the movement in the early 20th century to criminalize female sexuality. Between 1918 and 1950 thousands of women were incarcerated and forcibly subjected to dangerous and experimental medical treatments, forcibly sterilized...
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    Jun 11, 2018
    I can't believe this book only has 12 reviews. This looks like such a fascinating read! ...
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