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By Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn

The dramatic and relocating account of the fight for all times contained in the global alternate heart at the morning of September eleven, while each minute counted

At 8:46 am on September eleven, 2001, 14,000 humans have been contained in the dual towers-reading e-mails, making trades, consuming croissants at home windows at the global. Over the subsequent 102 mins, every one might develop into a part of a drama for the a long time, one witnessed in basic terms by way of the folk who lived it-until now.

Of the thousands of phrases written approximately this wrenching day, such a lot have been advised from the surface having a look in. long island instances newshounds Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn have taken the opposite-and way more revealing-approach. said from the views of these contained in the towers, 102 mins captures the little-known tales of standard those that took striking steps to avoid wasting themselves and others. past this stirring landscape stands investigative reporting of the 1st rank. An wonderful variety of humans really survived the airplane affects yet have been not able to flee, and the authors bring up difficult questions about development security and tragic flaws in New York's emergency preparedness.

Dwyer and Flynn depend on 1000's of interviews with rescuers, hundreds of thousands of pages of oral histories, and numerous cell, email, and emergency radio transcripts. They move a bridge of voices to move contained in the infernos, seeing cataclysm and heroism, one individual at a time, to inform the affecting, authoritative saga of the lads and women-the approximately 12,000 who escaped and the 2,749 who perished-as they made 102 mins count number as by no means before.

102 mins used to be a 2005 nationwide ebook Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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Bell, the US Supreme Court case that upheld the constitutionality of Virginia’s sterilization law (1927), and the Johnson-Reed Immigration Act (1924), which set a quota of 2 percent on all immigrants from southern and eastern Europe based on the 1890 census and closed the gates to practically all newcomers from Asia. Instead of constituting a decrescendo, however, these triumphs worked to naturalize eugenics into the body politic and into state, federal, and county institutions and laws. Thus ultimately eugenics had a Introduction | 17 broader reach in the 1930s and 1940s because the precepts of its initial generation of adherents regarding defective “unit characters” had been codified into law.

Despite this, the state went to great lengths to produce thousands of forms and acquire signatures— of family members, superintendents, court guardians, and other key actors—in order to formalize and institutionally insulate the process of sterilization. This dynamic itself sheds light on the ambiguous status of sterilization as a legally mandated procedure and raises questions about how to define coercion historically and with relevance to reproductive justice in the twenty-first century. Chapter 5 moves from sterilization and reproduction to the relationship between nature-making and eugenics in California, beginning at Vollmer Peak in Berkeley, named after the iconoclastic eugenicist and criminologist August Vollmer.

According to the state’s own law, consent from family, kin, or patient was not necessary. Despite this, the state went to great lengths to produce thousands of forms and acquire signatures— of family members, superintendents, court guardians, and other key actors—in order to formalize and institutionally insulate the process of sterilization. This dynamic itself sheds light on the ambiguous status of sterilization as a legally mandated procedure and raises questions about how to define coercion historically and with relevance to reproductive justice in the twenty-first century.

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