The Eugenics Movement: An Encyclopedia by Ruth C. Engs

By Ruth C. Engs

Eugenics―the thought that we will increase destiny generations of people via selective breeding―was the most arguable hobbies of the early twentieth century. usually tied to racist ideals and nativist wants to restrict immigration, the eugenics flow attracted essentially the most fashionable scientists and social reformers of the day. This encyclopedia brings into one position concise descriptions of the best figures, enterprises, occasions, laws, courses, innovations, and phrases of this extremely important interval ancient circulation. even supposing excited about the us in the course of the heyday of the circulation, the encyclopedia comprises fabric on overseas occasion in addition to connections to special modern concerns equivalent to genetic engineering, kin balancing, and the potential for human cloning.

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