Breeding and Eugenics in the American Literary Imagination

Heredity Rules in the Twentieth Century

  • Authors
  • Ewa Barbara Luczak

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A disturbing but ultimately discredited strain in American thought, eugenics was a crucial ideological force in the early twentieth century. Luczak investigates the work of writers like Jack London and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, to consider the impact of eugenic racial discourse on American literary production from 1900-1940.


absolutism America fiction Imagination society

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55493-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54579-4
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