Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America / Edition 1

Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America / Edition 1

by Alexandra Minna Stern
ISBN-10:
0520244443
ISBN-13:
9780520244443
Pub. Date:
08/08/2005
Publisher:
University of California Press

Paperback - Rent for

Select a Purchase Option (Older Edition)
  • purchase options

Temporarily Out of Stock Online


Overview

Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America / Edition 1

Many people assume that eugenics all but disappeared with the fall of Nazism, but as this sweeping history demonstrates, the idea of better breeding had a wide and surprising reach in the United States throughout the twentieth century. With an original emphasis on the American West, Eugenic Nation brings to light many little-known facts as it explores the influence of eugenics on phenomena as varied as race-based intelligence tests, school segregation, tropical medicine, the U.S. Border Patrol, and the environmental movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520244443
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 08/08/2005
Series: American Crossroads Series , #17
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 361
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvii
Acknowledgmentsix
List of Abbreviationsxiii
Introduction1
1Race Betterment and Tropical Medicine in Imperial San Francisco27
2Quarantine and Eugenic Gatekeeping on the U.S.-Mexican Border57
3Instituting Eugenics in California82
4California's Eugenic Landscapes115
5Centering Eugenics on the Family150
6Contesting Hereditarianism: Reassessing the 1960s182
Epilogue211
Notes217
Bibliography289
Index323

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews