Eugenics and American Economics in the Interwar Years: The Case of Thomas Nixon Carver

  • Luca Fiorito
Part of the Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics book series (AIEE)


This chapter provides an assessment of Thomas Nixon Carver’s thought and how his economic views were intrinsically connected with an explicit hierarchical and eugenic approach to human nature. Just as important, it also seeks to increase our general understanding of the extent in which eugenic considerations permeated the realm of political economy during the first decades of the last century and how, in some specific cases as that of Carver, this influence persisted well into the interwar years.


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  • Luca Fiorito
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  1. 1.University of PalermoPalermoItaly

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