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War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race
     

War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race

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by Edwin Black
 

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ISBN-10: 0914153056

ISBN-13: 9780914153054

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Dialog Press

In War Against the Weak, award-winning investigative journalist Edwin Black connects the crimes of the Nazis to a pseudoscientific American movement of the early 20th century called eugenics. Based on selective breeding of human beings, eugenics began in laboratories on Long Island but ended in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Cruel and racist laws were

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In War Against the Weak, award-winning investigative journalist Edwin Black connects the crimes of the Nazis to a pseudoscientific American movement of the early 20th century called eugenics. Based on selective breeding of human beings, eugenics began in laboratories on Long Island but ended in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Cruel and racist laws were enacted in 27 U.S. states, and the supporters of eugenics included progressive thinkers like Woodrow Wilson, Margaret Sanger, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Ultimately, over 60,000 "unfit" Americans were coercively sterilized, a third of them after Nuremberg declared such practices crimes against humanity. This is a timely and shocking chronicle of bad science at its worst — with many important lessons for the impending genetic age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780914153054
Publisher:
Dialog Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.69(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xv

Part 1 From Peapod to Persecution

Chapter 1 Mountain Sweeps 3

Chapter 2 Evolutions 9

Chapter 3 America's National Biology 21

Chapter 4 Hunting the Unfit 43

Chapter 5 Legitimizing Raceology 63

Chapter 6 The United States of Sterilization 87

Chapter 7 Birth Control 125

Chapter 8 Blinded 145

Chapter 9 Mongrelization 159

Part 2 Eugenicide

Chapter 10 Origins 185

Chapter 11 Britain's Crusade 207

Chapter 12 Eugenic Imperialism 235

Chapter 13 Eugenicide 247

Chapter 14 Rasse und Blut 261

Chapter 15 Hitler's Eugenic Reich 279

Chapter 16 Buchenwald 319

Chapter 17 Auschwitz 337

Part 3 Newgenics

Chapter 18 From Ashes to Aftermath 375

Chapter 19 American Legacy 385

Chapter 20 Eugenics Becomes Genetics 411

Chapter 21 Newgenics 427

Notes 445

Major Sources 505

Index 519

Appendix: Connecticut and North Carolina 551

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You will not believe this was happening in America.