H-Net's network on the history of eugenics



The purpose of H-Eugenics is to provide a forum for the history of eugenics. This includes discussion of primary and secondary sources related to the history of eugenics; discussion or debate on specific aspects of the history of eugenics as they occur to list participants; ideas for books, articles, courses, or other scholarly projects on the history of eugenics; reviews of books and other scholarly literature related to the history of eugenics; and discussion of the relationship of 21st century biomedical procedures and genetic modification to eugenics ( i.e., "neo-eugenics").

Recent Content

Re: H-SMT Xpost: Time for a new revisionist history of eugenics

Alison Bashford and Philippa Levine (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics  (OUP, 2010) provides a good transnational overview, and would also be useful for first-year students.


H-SMT Xpost: Time for a new revisionist history of eugenics?

[Carsten Timmerman of H-Sci-Med-Tech has raised an intriguing query about taking different approaches to the history eugenics (below); you can follow the thread over there and return here to offer your views.  What do you think of this idea? -- PBK, Interim Editor.]


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