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The Eugenics Movement.

The Eugenics Movement

Ruth Clifford Engs

Greenwood Press

PO Box 5007, Westport, CT 0688105007

0313327912 $75.00 1-800-225-5800 www.greenwood.com

Eugenics is the theory of selective breeding 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 and procreation 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.

Diane C. Donovan

West Coast Editor
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Title Annotation:The Eugenics Movement: An Encyclopedia
Author:Donovan, Diane C.
Publication:MBR Bookwatch
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Date:Oct 1, 2005
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