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Race and Membership in American History


1 Pages, 6 x 9

EPUB, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: September 2013

ISBN 9781940457017

Rights: WOR

Facing History and Ourselves (Sep 2013)

Not yet published. Ships 9/1/2013.


Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement focuses on a time in the early 1900s when many people believed that some races, classes, and individuals were superior to others. They used a new branch of scientific inquiry known as eugenics to justify their prejudices and advocate programs and policies aimed at solving the nation's problems by ridding society of inferior racial traits.


"A book of astonishing scope, arresting detail, and genuine profundity, it will appeal to not only students, but also educators, scholars, and the general public." — Nicole Hahn Rafter, author of White Trash: The Eugenic Family Studies and Creating Born Criminals

"A rare book; it does a great job of making public information and topics that people otherwise have a difficult time talking about... I think this is a huge contribution." — Claude Steele, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

"A book that not only delves into serious questions about race and membership, but also invites moral and political reflection and analysis." — Kwame Anthony Appiah