Race and Membership in American History

Teaching Guide. By Alan Stoskopf. Facing History and Ourselves. 2002. 371 pages.
Resources for teaching about the eugenics movement in the United States.

  • Time Periods: Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, 20th Century | Themes: Racism & Racial Identity, Science | Reading Levels: High School | Resource Types: Teaching Guides

membershipWhile Race and Membership focuses on early 19th century America, constant use of these ideas in American media, including television, magazines, and most advertisements, underscores a need for understanding eugenics.

Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, published by Facing History and Ourselves, is a sourcebook with replications of historical texts, references to popular culture, current laws, and issues in the bio-ethical debate.

CONTENTS:

  • Science Fictions & Social Realities
  • Race, Democracy & Citizenship
  • Evolution, ‘Progress,’ and Eugenics
  • In an Age of ‘Progress’
  • Eugenics and the Power of Testing
  • Toward Civic Biology
  • Eugenics, Citizenship, and Immigration
  • The Nazi Connection
  • Legacies and Possibilities

ISBN: 9780961584191 | Published by Facing History and Ourselves.

 

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