Eugenics

 

Eugenics is a social philosophy which advocates the improvement of human hereditary traits through various forms of intervention. The purported goals have variously been to create healthier, more intelligent people, save society's resources, and lessen human suffering.
Wikipedia, February 27, 2007.

As one might imagine, there are many ethical dilemmas associated with this philosophy. This digital collection provides select materials for researchers to explore the history and legacy of eugenics.

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Collections in this community

  • Historical views of the American eugenics movement in the early twentieth century. This is a multi-part document.
  • Collection of essays written by Sir Francis Galton, the founder of eugenics. This is a multi-part document.
  • Full-text documents related to Eugenics issues.
  • Collection of essays written in opposition to eugenics. This is a multi-part document.
  • Full text documents related to genetics.
  • Writings of the historical eugenics movement promoting the involuntary sterilization of the mentally disabled. This is a multi-part document.

Recent Submissions

  • Popenoe, Paul Bowman, 1888-1979; Johnson, Roswell Hill (Macmillan, 1918)
    Historical views of the American eugenics movement in the early twentieth century. Part 1 contains the Preface, Table of Contents, Introduction, and Chapters I-II. Part 2 contains Chapters III-VI. Part 3 contains Chapters ...
  • Popenoe, Paul Bowman, 1888-1979; Johnson, Roswell Hill (Macmillan, 1918)
    Historical views of the American eugenics movement in the early twentieth century. Part 1 contains the Preface, Table of Contents, Introduction, and Chapters I-II. Part 2 contains Chapters III-VI. Part 3 contains Chapters ...
  • Gallichan, Walter M. (T. Werner Laurie Ltd., 1929)
    Writings of the historical eugenics movement promoting the involuntary sterilization of the mentally disabled. Part 1 contains the Table of Contents and Chapters I-IX. Part 2 contains Chapters X-XVIII and the Index.
  • Gallichan, Walter M. (T. Werner Laurie Ltd., 1929)
    Writings of the historical eugenics movement promoting the involuntary sterilization of the mentally disabled. Part 1 contains the Table of Contents and Chapters I-IX. Part 2 contains Chapters X-XVIII and the Index.
  • Popenoe, Paul Bowman, 1888-1979; Johnson, Roswell Hill (Macmillan, 1918)
    Historical views of the American eugenics movement in the early twentieth century. Part 1 contains the Preface, Table of Contents, Introduction, and Chapters I-II. Part 2 contains Chapters III-VI. Part 3 contains Chapters ...
  • Popenoe, Paul Bowman, 1888-1979; Johnson, Roswell Hill (Macmillan, 1918)
    Historical views of the American eugenics movement in the early twentieth century. Part 1 contains the Preface, Table of Contents, Introduction, and Chapters I-II. Part 2 contains Chapters III-VI. Part 3 contains Chapters ...
  • Galton, Francis, Sir, 1822-1911 (The Eugenics Education Society, 1909)
    Collection of essays written by Sir Francis Galton, the founder of eugenics. Part 1 contains essays I-III. Part 2 contains essays IV-VII.
  • Galton, Francis, Sir, 1822-1911 (The Eugenics Education Society, 1909)
    Collection of essays written by Sir Francis Galton, the founder of eugenics. Part 1 contains essays I-III. Part 2 contains essays IV-VII.
  • Chesterton, G. K. (Cassell and Company, Limited, 1922)
    Collection of essays written in opposition to eugenics.
  • Chesterton, G. K. (Cassell and Company, Limited, 1922)
    Collection of essays written in opposition to eugenics.
  • Chesterton, G. K. (Cassell and Company, Limited, 1922)
    Collection of essays written in opposition to eugenics.
  • Chesterton, G. K. (Cassell and Company, Limited, 1922)
    Collection of essays written in opposition to eugenics.
  • Chesterton, G. K. (Cassell and Company, Limited, 1922)
    Collection of essays written in opposition to eugenics.
  • Chesterton, G. K. (Cassell and Company, Limited, 1922)
    Collection of essays written in opposition to eugenics.
  • Chesterton, G. K. (Cassell and Company, Limited, 1922)
    Collection of essays written in opposition to eugenics.
  • Chesterton, G. K. (Cassell and Company, Limited, 1922)
    Collection of essays written in opposition to eugenics.
  • Chesterton, G. K. (Cassell and Company, Limited, 1922)
    Collection of essays written in opposition to eugenics.
  • Chesterton, G. K. (Cassell and Company, Limited, 1922)
    Collection of essays written in opposition to eugenics.
  • Chesterton, G. K. (Cassell and Company, Limited, 1922)
    Collection of essays written in opposition to eugenics.
  • Chesterton, G. K. (Cassell and Company, Limited, 1922)
    Collection of essays written in opposition to eugenics.

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