Rage to Redemption in the Sterilization Age
A Confrontation with American Genocide
Imprint: Cascade Books
"I love the book. . . . It is a crucial story and well told. The author's talents as a wordsmith and storyteller serve him well."
--Timothy B. Tyson, author of Blood Done Sign My Name
"This is amazing. The prose is excellent, the facts of this woman's story are incredible and horrifying, and the blend of research and narrative is, to my mind, exactly right."
--Michael Parker, author of The Watery Part of the World
"With both writerly sensitivity and reportorial grit, John Railey presents the definitive story of North Carolina's eugenics program. His eleven-year odyssey is a must-read for anyone interested in this complicated, shameful legacy--and the inspiring story of those who fought against long odds for recognition and compensation."
--Belle Boggs, author of Mattaponi Queen
"Atticus Finch says in To Kill a Mockingbird that you never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view. Railey humanizes sterilization abuse survivors who were treated inhumanely by the state. With a watchdog like Railey, social justice is a journey toward redemption where everyone is a traveler."
--Dawn Sinclair Shapiro, director and producer of The Edge of Joy
"John Railey's crusade for the victims of sterilization in North Carolina remains one of the longest-fought battles in the history of American journalism. Simply put, without his tireless efforts to keep this story before the conscience of the state government, there would be neither justice nor catharsis for the victims."
--Matthew Nolte Evans, a screenwriter for HBO Films and part-time faculty member in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at California State University, Fullerton