The Eugenics Movement.The Eugenics eugenics (yjĕn`ĭks), study of human genetics and of methods to improve the inherited characteristics, physical and mental, of the human race. Movement
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Eugenics is the theory of selective breeding
Selective breeding in domesticated animals is the process of developing a cultivated breed over time. to improve human populations--it was one of the most controversial movements of the early 20th century and has been tied to racist believes and desires to limit both immigration immigration, entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important. and procreation PROCREATION. The generation of children; it is an act authorized by the law of nature: one of the principal ends of marriage is the procreation of children. Inst. tit. 2, in pr. between races. THE EUGENICS MOVEMENT: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA reviews almost 200 years of history and packs in reference entries on different eugenics movement theories, history, and laws around the world. An intriguing health and social issues title which college-level collections won't want to miss.
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