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War Against The Weak: Eugenics And America's Campaign To Create A Master Race
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date October 24, 2004
Pages 550
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781568583211
ISBN-10 1568583214
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.75 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $18.00
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Summaries and Reviews
An investigative journalist peels back the lid on a shameful century of mass sterilization and human breeding programs in the U.S. that began in 1904 with a large-scale eugenics movement, a movement that has been reborn in the modern era with the rise of genetics and human engineering. Reprint. description: Product Description:
In War Against the Weak, award-winning investigative journalist Edwin Black connects the crimes of the Nazis to a pseudoscientific American movement of the early 20th century called eugenics. Based on selective breeding of human beings, eugenics began in laboratories on Long Island but ended in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Cruel and racist laws were enacted in 27 U.S. states, and the supporters of eugenics included progressive thinkers like Woodrow Wilson, Margaret Sanger, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Ultimately, over 60,000 "unfit" Americans were coercively sterilized, a third of them after Nuremberg declared such practices crimes against humanity. This is a timely and shocking chronicle of bad science at its worst — with many important lessons for the impending genetic age.

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from Dialog Pr (September 1, 2003)
9780914153054 | details & prices | 550 pages | 6.50 × 10.00 × 2.00 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $27.00
1 edition from Basic Books (August 12, 2003)
9781568582580 | details & prices | 550 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 2.05 lbs | List price $27.00
About: Explores the connection between the United States eugenics program of the the early twentieth-century and the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany, citing proof that American scientists attempted to create a master race.
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Expanded edition from Dialog Pr (April 30, 2012)
9780914153290 | details & prices | 566 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.66 lbs | List price $27.00
1 edition from Dialog Pr (July 15, 2008)
9780914153061 | details & prices | 550 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $18.00
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Reprint edition from Basic Books (October 24, 2004)
9781568583211 | details & prices | 550 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $18.00
About: An investigative journalist peels back the lid on a shameful century of mass sterilization and human breeding programs in the U.

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