The Dynamics of Huxley's Views on Race and Eugenics
Supporters of the eugenics
program emphasized the necessity of stamping out hereditary taint if the race was to survive.
Does that mean there's a Eugenics
Caucus in the Legislature, or perhaps a House Eugenics
It is more correct to say that eugenics
created the Nazis.
Far from being simply antithetical, the relationship between feminists and the eugenics
movement, from the end of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the Second World War, is one of complexity and variety.
Oklahoma and the Near Triumph of American Eugenics
(Norton, 2008), resulted from the "intellectual seduction" of eugenics
--or reckless but well-intended science gone awry.
They successfully popularized notions of eugenics
and encouraged pronatalism (at least in "fit" families), and did so in a rural setting (always taking place at state fairs).
Francis Galton, the cousin of naturalist Charles Darwin, generally is credited as the thunder of the eugenics
movement, but the crusade also drew direct inspiration from Darwin himself, who complained in his book The Descent of Man that civilized societies undermined natural selection by caring for the poor.
1822: Francis Galton, founder of a new science called eugenics
, was born in Birmingham.
Haller in Eugenics
: Hereditarian Attitudes in American Thought and Daniel Kevles with In the Name of Eugenics
have traced the sorry story of sterilization that embodied coercive eugenics
in North America in the first half of the twentieth century.
Browne covers Darwin's lifelong ill health, religious ideas, eugenics
, Victorian capitalism, the furor following the publication of the Origin, paleontology, other contemporaneous scientists and theologians, Darwin's later books, and finally his death in 1882.
Influenced by the international eugenics
movement, backed by current genetic theory, promoted by influential, well-respected and educated prominent citizens, and fueled by racist sentiments these initial calls for marriage licensing soon transformed into a movement focused on the passage of sexual sterilization legislation.
The synthesis of misapplied ideas, picked out from the work of Mendel, Malthus, Darwin, and Galton, provided the rhetoric needed to bring about negative eugenics
through birth control campaigns that continue today.
CHICAGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fathers' Rights attorney and advocate Jeffery Leving called a plea deal in a criminal case mandating the vasectomy of a Virginia dad "outrageous" and a form of eugenics
during a HuffPost Live segment on Tuesday morning.
movement, beginning in the late 19th century, sought to improve the human race by discouraging the reproduction of those thought to have undesirable traits.