Controlling Human Heredity: 1865 to the Present

Controlling Human Heredity: 1865 to the Present

by Diane B. Paul
     
 

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In the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century, it was widely assumed that society ought to foster the breeding of those who possessed favourable traits and discourage the breeding of those who did not. Controlled human breeding, 'eugenics' as it  See more details below

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In the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century, it was widely assumed that society ought to foster the breeding of those who possessed favourable traits and discourage the breeding of those who did not. Controlled human breeding, 'eugenics' as it

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Looks at origins and attitudes of the eugenics movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, examining the interests it served, why it fell into disrepute, and whether it has survived in other guises. Demonstrates that support for eugenics was diverse and tenacious through at least the 1930s, and emphasizes eugenics' broad and persistent appeal and its close association with genetics. The author is a professor of political science. First published in 1995 by Humanities Press International, Inc. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"This is an excellent book and deserves a wide readership."

-Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

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ISBN-13:
9780391039162
Publisher:
BRILL
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Series:
The Control of Nature Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.46(d)

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