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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


The Invasion of France and the Lodgment in Normandy, 2 June-24 July 1944

William C. Sylvan and Francis G. Smith

in Normandy to Victory: The War Diary of General Courtney H. Hodges and the First U.S. Army

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125251
eISBN:
9780813135038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125251.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the details in the war diary of Gen. Courtney Hodges, which provide for mounting the invasion of France and establishing the Beachhead, covering the period June 2–June 10, ... More


William Howard Taft, 1909–1913

Michael J. Gerhardt

in The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967797
eISBN:
9780199333264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967797.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Though he did not want to be president, Taft was not idle in the White House. He made six appointments to the Supreme Court, the second most made by a president in a single term. He transformed the ... 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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