Article ID: CBB001035009

Making Men: Enlightenment Ideas of Racial Engineering (2010)


This essay suggests a colonial and Enlightenment genealogy for racial ideas more commonly associated with the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Nelson exposes unfulfilled pseudo-eugenic plans, focused on the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue, in which racial engineering through controlled "breeding" was seen as a solution to challenges to stability after the Seven Years' War.


Description Claims that there was “a colonial and Enlightenment genealogy for racial ideas more commonly associated with the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.... Focused on the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue.” (from the abstract)

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Authors & Contributors
Weaver, Karol Kimberlee
Gurka, Dezső
Kovalovich Weaver, Karol
MacLeod, Roy M.
Monteiro, João Lourenço
Nogueira, André
French Colonial History
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Comparative Studies in Society and History
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Journal of Global History
Columbia University
University of Minnesota
Pennsylvania State University
Princeton University Press
Univ. Chicago Press
University of Chicago Press
Science and race
France, colonies
Disease and diseases
Bernier, François
Charles-Augustin Vandermonde
Ferguson, Adam
Kant, Immanuel
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von
Time Periods
18th century
19th century
17th century
20th century, early
16th century
Saint Domingue (Caribbean)

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