Eugenics, Human Genetics and Human Failings: The Eugenics Society, Its Sources and Its Critics in Britain

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Routledge, Dec 20, 2005 - History - 384 pages
Based upon archival material newly available to researchers, this study follows the history of the eugenics movement from its roots in late 19th-century social reform to its heyday in the early 1900s as the source of a science of human genetics.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE TRADITION THE SETTING AND THE PROGRAMME
7
THE METHODOLOGY OF EUGENICS 190020
58
RA FISHER AND RESEARCH IN EUGENICS
96
MARXISM AND THE NEW MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES
146
5 HUMAN GENETICS AND THE EUGENICS PROBLEMATIC
196
EPILOGUE AND CONCLUSION
256
Notes
269
Bibliography
321
Index
353
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