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Title Unfit : a History of a Bad Idea.
Imprint Woodbury : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2001.


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Description 1 online resource (468 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-426) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Eugenics -- History.
Genre History.
Contents ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Chronology of the Biological Concept of Unfit People""; ""Introduction""; ""Part I: Before Darwin""; ""1 Who Are the Unfit?""; ""2 The Unfit in Biblical Times""; ""3 Self- Pollution and Declining Health""; ""4 Degeneracy Theory: Identifying the Innately Depraved and the Victims of Vicious Upbringing""; ""5 Dangerous Classes and Social Degeneracy""; ""6 Poor Laws and the Descent to Degeneracy""; ""7 The Perfectibility of Man Confronts Vice and Misery""; ""8 Evolutionary Ethics before Darwin""; ""9 Hereditary Units and the Pessimism of the Germ Plasm""
""Part II: Eugenics Takes the Spotlight""""10 The Jukes and the Tribe of Ishmael""; ""11 A Minor Prophet of Democracy ""; ""12 Isolating the Unfit through Compulsory Sterilization""; ""13 The Emergence of Two Wings of the Eugenics Movement ""; ""14 Europe's Undesirables Replace the Domestic Unfit""; ""15 Eugenics Becomes an International Movement""; ""Part III: Racism, the Holocaust, and Beyond""; ""16 Racism and Human Inequality""; ""17 Jews as People, Race, Culture, Religion, and Victims""; ""18 The Smoke of Auschwitz""; ""19 The Abandonment of Eugenics by Genetics""
""20 The Future of Eugenics""""21 Dealing with Life's Imperfections""; ""Appendices""; ""Appendix 1: Flow Diagrams and the History of Ideas ""; ""Appendix 2: Useful Books on the History of Eugenics""; ""Appendix 3: Bibliography""; ""Index""
Other Title Print version: Carlson, Elof Axel. Unfit : A History of a Bad Idea. Woodbury : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, ©2001 9780879695873