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Eugenics and racial poisons

Morrow, Prince Albert

Eugenics and racial poisons

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Published by The Society of Sanitary and Moral Prophylaxis in New York City .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Eugenics.

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    Statementby Prince A. Morrow ...
    ContributionsSociety of Sanitary and Moral Prophylaxis.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ755 .M7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination20 p.
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6553633M
    LC Control Number13000863
    OCLC/WorldCa27893924


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Written by an Indiana University professor and chairman of the Indiana Eugenics Committee. This book is a discussion of heredity and genetics to inform the reader on good and bad human stock, inbreeding, racial poisons, differential birth rates, etc.

with the view that once informed the public will support new marriage laws and other means of. His book, Animal Intelligence () laid the groundwork for the school of behaviorism. Both Cattell and Thorndike were active in applying the principles of eugenics to.

This reading comes from the Facing History and Ourselves resource Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement. In challenging students to choose a mate carefully, George William Hunter, author of The New Civic Biology, a textbook first published inimplied that it was an individual for some individuals like the young men from Michigan described in the.

Books shelved as eugenics: Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane, War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race by Edwin Black.

eugenics (yōōjĕn´Ĭks), study of human genetics and of methods to improve the inherited characteristics, physical and mental, of the human race. Efforts to improve the human race through bettering housing facilities and other environmental conditions are known as euthenics. Sir Francis Galton, who introduced the term eugenics, is usually regarded as the founder of the modern science of.

This book addresses the scientific and social movement known as eugenics, a word invented in (from the Greekeugenēs, meaning “wellborn”) by the British scientist Francis Galton to encompass the social uses to which knowledge of heredity could be put in order to achieve the goal of “better breeding.”¹ Others defined eugenics as a movement to “improve” the human race or.

The scientific and political movement of “racial hygiene” is on many levels linked to the development of Nazism and Fascism with their racist medical philosophies, the segregation and sterilization laws, as well as later the murderous Nazi euthanasia program. Largely conceived and popularized through the German physician and anthropologist Alfred Ploetz (), the term “racial.

But we must admit that modern eugenics shows a growing tendency to acknowledge the claims of religion. Saleeby is an advance on Galton, and Professor Whetham is an advance on Saleeby.

In dealing with racial poisons, the Church provides the most radical remedies. Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement focuses on a time in the early s when many people believed that some "races," classes, and individuals were superior to others.

They used a new branch of scientific inquiry known as eugenics to justify their prejudices and advocate programs and policies aimed at solving the nation's problems by ridding society of "inferior. Alcohol, venereal diseases, and drugs were considered to be "racial poisons" that degenerated the gene pool of the general population, thus weakening both individuals and the state.

Not surprisingly, scientists tended to blame these phenomena on the same sectors of the population that were considered inferior in older racial and ethnic rhetoric.

White Lies: Eugenics, Abortion, and Racism 2 aborted white babies, who account for 37 percent of abortions,4 are mere cannon fodder, a necessary sacrifice in this war to wipe out the black race. Grant claims that the racist conspiracy stretches back to the early 20th century and a pseudo-scientific movement called : Eric Rudolph.

Eugenics emerged in Latin America in the early 20th century on the intellectual foundations of 19th-century social Darwinism and positivism, and expanded in contexts influenced by Catholicism, nationalism, and transnational scientific exchange.

Although the extent and objectives of eugenic policies, practices, and organizations varied across the region, Latin American eugenicists Author: Alexandra Minna Stern. The New Genetics and the Beginnings of Eugenics --Eugenics in Latin America: Its Origin and Institutional Ecology --Racial Poisons and the Politics of Heredity in Latin America in the s --"Matrimonial Eugenics": Gender and the Construction of Negative Eugenics --National Identities and Racial Transformations --U.S., Pan American, and Latin.

Eugenics was a term coined in to name the scientific and social theory which advocated "race improvement" through selective human breeding. In Europe and the United States the eugenics movement found many supporters before it was finally discredited by its association with the racist ideology of Nazi Germany.

Examining for the first time how eugenics was taken up by scientists and 5/5(2). Eugenics in Latin America: Its Origins and Institutional Ecology, Racial Poisons & The Politics of Heredity in Latin America in the s. In The Hour of Eugenics: Race, Gender and Nation in Latin America.

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, pp. Nancy Leys Stepan’s book, The Hour of Eugenics: Race, Gender and Nation in. Influential writers like Madison Grant, a leading eugenicist, warned that racial mixing was "a social and racial crime." He said that acceptance of racial intermarriage would lead America toward "racial suicide" and the eventual disappearance of white civilization.

National Identities and Racial Transformations6. U.S., Pan American, and Latin Visions of Eugenics7. Conclusion: Science and the Politics of InterpretationIndex.

(source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary Eugenics was a term coined in to name the scientific and social theory which advocated "race improvement" through selective human breeding.

Conceptualising eugenics and racial hygiene as public health theory and practice By Paul Weindling Eugenics arose at a crucial juncture in terms of demography (with the declining birth rate) and morbidity (with the shift to chronic diseases) in the later nineteenth : Paul J.

Weindling. The Church and Eugenics. From the Catholic Encyclopedia. Eugenics literally means "good breeding". It is defined as the study of agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations either physically or mentally. Both the word and the definition were fixed by Sir Francis Galton, the founder of the.

And as has been shown, in the case of the three chief so-called racial poisons, alcohol, syphilis and lead, the evidence is not great. We are thus in a position to state that, from the eugenists' point of view, the origination of degeneracy, by some direct action of the germ-plasm, is a contingency that hardly needs to be reckoned with.

The report of the Eugenics meeting was the lead story in the journal Science on October 7,and this opening address was published, in its entirety, beginning on the first page of the issue. To understand why eugenics became a serious scientific movement in Cited by: 7.

Eugenics, also known as “racial hygiene” or “scientific racism,” was based on the belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits (dysgenics).

“[It] cannot be uniform: every [social] class must create its own eugenics.”Alexander Serebrovskii, 12 January For sixty years since its first publication, Vasilii Florinskii’s Human Perfection and Degeneration remained apparently unread and its major ideas dormant.

Inhowever, the book was republished. The main reason for its “resurrection” was the rapid growth during the Author: Nikolai Krementsov. Eugenics and the Welfare State also provides an in-depth, critical examination of the history, politics, science, and economics that led to mass sterilization programs in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland; programs put in place for the "betterment of society" and based largely on the "junk science" of eugenics that was popular before the.

This book, a first attempt to survey and define the whole field of eugenics, The concept of the racial poisons may be commended to special consideration. Whether a poison be so-called “chemical,” as lead, or made by a living organism, as the poison of syphilis, is of great practical importance, because of the infection involved in the.

7 Eugenics Law. Oddly enough, many women called for a eugenics law governing the process of marriage and baby-making. It sounds farfetched, but these women were really into the idea of creating a “better” human race. One such woman, Dr. Anna Blount, wanted the eugenics law to focus on marriage.

Sterilization is one topic that Shatema Threadcraft outlines to advance her argument about Black female body politics in her new book Intimate Justice: The Black Female Body and the Body Politic. Threadcraft argues Black women have been subject to racial domination through violence and inequality that a theory of corrective justice can only address if it adequately accounts for Black women.

the time remarks, “What we racial hygienists promote is not at all new or un heard of. In a cultural nation of the first order, the United States of America, that which we strive toward was introduced long ago.

It is all so clear and simple.”6 Seventy five percent of File Size: 39KB. Eugenics--the theory that we can improve future generations of humans through selective breeding--was one of the most controversial movements of the early 20th century.

Often tied to racist beliefs and nativist desires to limit immigration, the eugenics movement attracted some of the most prominent scientists and social reformers of the day. A new book on the social origins of eugenics is in press. Paul Lombardo is an historian and lawyer who teaches bioethics and health law at the University of Virginia.

He is an expert on the legal aspects of eugenics and sterilization laws. These techniques would be used to purify the race of its “dysgenic” types as a means of racial uplift. “The originator of ‘race management’ as a concept was Booker T.

Washington as the tool of the White industrialist class.” “In Search of Purity: Popular Eugenics and Racial Uplift Among New Negroes ,”. The New Eugenics. Supporters of human enhancement through genetic and other reproductive technologies claim that the new liberal eugenics is based on good science and individual consent, that human enhancement flows out of a legitimate desire to improve oneself (Harris ) and that there is a moral obligation to produce the best possible children (Savulescu and Kahane).Cited by: 1.

The idea of eugenics is to have a society be abundant with many wanted traits, during a movement called the melting pot where people tried to solve their problems with the use of technology. Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development, is the book in which Sir Francis Galton first mentioned the term eugenics.

In the book he. Striving For National Fitness: Eugenics in Australia, s to s For Birth Control, I wish to thank those people who helped with that book and who have continued to be helpful.

I also appreciate the help I have received from Professor Mark The racial poisons Venereal diseases - the sins of the fathers   Eugenics and Progressive Social Policies in Norway.

Jon Alfred Mjøen explaining Mendel's law in Oslo, ca. Another example which interested me was the use of progressive taxation to control alcohol and other “racial poisons”.

Although the rhetoric and the grounds on which the policy is argued has changed, this strategy is very. In the early 20th century, American eugenicists used forced sterilization to "breed out" traits considered undesirable. Adam Cohen tells the story in .