#TrueCrimeTuesday - NYC's Cooper Hewitt Family

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This week on True Crime Tuesday, we take a look at the story behind NYC’s Cooper Hewitt Family.

“The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt,”(Grand Central Publishing) by Audrey Clare Farley, tells the sad and shocking tale of Cooper Hewitt, the daughter of famed engineer and inventor Peter Cooper Hewitt, and how her case reflected a time when eugenics was not only frighteningly common, but widely accepted in the US. (Farley notes that this is a work of “creative nonfiction,” namely, while the facts are true as stated, “some scenes, dialogue, and narrative details have been constructed for dramatic purposes.”)

Read the full article HERE

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