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The eugenics movement : an encyclopedia

Author: Ruth Clifford Engs
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005.
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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. This encyclopedia brings into one place concise descriptions of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Engs, Ruth C.
Eugenics movement.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005
(OCoLC)649592222
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Clifford Engs
ISBN: 0313327912 9780313327919
OCLC Number: 57695013
Description: xxii, 279 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: The Encyclopedia.
Responsibility: Ruth Clifford Engs.
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Provides an A-to-Z overview of eugenics--the science of "improving" humans through heredity--one of the most controversial scientific and cultural movements of the last century.  Read more...

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"[R]eviews almost 200 years of history and packs in reference entries on different eugenics movements, theories, history, and laws around the world. An intriguing health and social issues title which Read more...

 
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