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The Nazi Connection: Eugenics, American Racism, and German National Socialism

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When Hitler published Mein Kampf in 1924, he held up a foreign law as a model for his program of racial purification: The U.S. Immigration Restriction Act of 1924, which prohibited the immigration of those with hereditary illnesses and entire ethnic groups. When the Nazis took power in 1933, they installed a program of eugenics--the attempted "improvement" of the ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1994)
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Yellow-craion
krótkie (ostatnie 20 stron to bibliografia itp) i tresciwe, znalezione w bibliografii 'Systemic racism' i dlatego przeczytane, wypożyczone z BUŁy, o polit imigracyjnej mniej, raczej o relacjach eugeników USA (i innych) z nazistowskimi przed w trakcie i po wojnie, i nawet jest o hipokryzji odrobinka że usańczycy zarzucają niemcom rasizm i straszne rzeczy a sami mają też obok RPA i III rzesza apartheid plus lincze i nie dopuszczanie czarnych do uniwersytetów (str 98) a czepiają się że naziści ...more
Jessica
Mar 05, 2016 Jessica rated it it was amazing
The definitive book to read to understand the connections between German, American, and British eugenicists and how eugenics thrives today. He moves from the progression and incubation of "scientific racism" in the states on to the trans-Atlantic ties that innovated Nazi racial hygienists. They justified their atrocities by citing American sterilization laws at the Nuremberg Doctors Trials, and American prosecutors were sympathetic to this. The concluding chapters prove how their American ...more
Kevin
Jun 29, 2008 Kevin rated it liked it
Puts the US squarely in the middle of Hitler's experiments. Tracks how the programs were funded and who wanted them done. A good collection of scientific thought around the idea of forced natural selection. No one was innocent.
Chad Lamb
Interesting look at how American eugenics movement affected Nazi Germany. A little too dull and not my most interesting topic.
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