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The Democratic Fit: Party Reform and the Eugenics Tool

Nicole Mellow

in The Progressives' Century: Political Reform, Constitutional Government, and the Modern American State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204841
eISBN:
9780300225099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204841.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how Progressives began supporting eugenic initiatives in order to cultivate a citizenry with the necessary attributes—at minimum, independence, rationality, moral behavior, and ... More


Radical Pacifist

Amy Aronson

in Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199948734
eISBN:
9780190912864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948734.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

As World War I began in Europe in 1914, Crystal Eastman helped lead two major peace organizations. She facilitated the founding of the Woman’s Peace Party, today the Women’s International League for ... More


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