Eugenics Pamphlets 16

By: Eugenics Society of Northern California

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Pamphlet in self-wraps with photograph of grapes. This pamphlet has light aging and an old and light vertical crease, probably from a long-ago fold. Overall, a remarkably nice copy. Eugenics was a rather prominent undercurrent in science in the first half of the 20th century that culminated in Hitler. (George Bernard Shaw was also a proponent.) This pamphlet gives a frightening example of what groups in the US were suggesting and the attitude they presented. Articles state that Mexican marijuana dealers have "rat brains," that American Indians are "lowpowered," and that the denizens of Quebec are "tragically fecund." The pamphlet also states that some European nations have established "eugenics courts" to deal with genetic problems. (If you note the date of the pamphlet, you know where this idea led.) Also, the language and the attitude of the author, sound a good bit like current news reports. These pamphlets are not common. Over 80 were issued, but only 69 college libraries hold any copies according to WorldCat, though some hold fairly complete runs. ; B&W Photograph ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 11 pages

Title: Eugenics Pamphlets 16

Author Name: Eugenics Society of Northern California

Categories: Sociology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Sacramento, Eugenics Society of Northern California: 1938

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 15547

Keywords: Sociology Eugenics Pseudoscience Racism Race Paper Political