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- University of California Press 2005; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96
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?for example,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53
With our success in mapping the human genome, the possibility of altering our genetic futures has given rise to difficult ethical questions. Although opponents of genetic manipulation frequently raise the specter of eugenics, our contemporary debates about bioethics often take place in a historical vacuum. In fact, American religious leaders raised... more...
- Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 239.99 US$ 206.39
The four contributors to this volume examine the eugenics movements in Germany, France, Brazil, and the Soviet Union, and describe how geneticists and physicians participated in the development of policies concerning the improvement of hereditary qualities in humans. They examine the scientific components of those programs and discuss the involvement... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 60.00
The Nazis may have given eugenics its negative connotations, but the practice?and the ?science? that supports it?is still disturbingly alive in America. Tracing the historical roots and persistence of eugenics in the United States, Nancy Ordover explores the political and cultural climate that has endowed these campaigns with mass appeal and scientific... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 19.99
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist tells the amazing story of how a group of imprisoned boys won their freedom, found justice, and survived one of the darkest and least-known episodes of American history. In the early twentieth century, United States health officials used IQ tests to single out "feebleminded" children and force them into institutions... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95 US$ 109.16
In this provocative book, philosopher Nicholas Agar defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children?s characteristics. Gets away from fears of a Huxleyan ?Brave New World? or a return to the fascist eugenics of the past Written from a philosophically and scientifically informed point of view Considers real contemporary... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 29.00
In this book, Weikart helps unlock the mystery of Hitler's evil by vividly demonstrating the surprising conclusion that Hitler's immorality flowed from a coherent ethic. Hitler was inspired by evolutionary ethics to pursue the utopian project of biologically improving the human race. This ethic underlay or influenced almost every major feature of... more...
- University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76
Wendy Kline's lucid cultural history of eugenics in America emphasizes the movement's central, continuing interaction with popular notions of gender and morality. Kline shows how eugenics could seem a viable solution to problems of moral disorder and sexuality, especially female sexuality, during the first half of the twentieth century. more...