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A Culture of Control: Progressive Era Eugenics in South Carolina as a Continuation of Created White Supremacy (2021)


This work examines the evolution of eugenic ideology in South Carolina during the Progressive Era by following relevant discussions published in The State newspaper. Between 1891 and 1939, The State newspaper provided a platform for discussions about eugenic ideology to be disseminated to the general public. Through eugenics the white portion of the South Carolina population saw a way to retain white supremacy and create better progeny. An examination of The State reveals a network of discussions that reached across South Carolina, the United States, as well as Western Europe. The existence of newspaper articles illustrates cultural integration in the form of organizational support and governmental interactions with eugenics. Into the 1930s, The State also reveals continued support for eugenic practices in the face of Nazi Germany eugenics.

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Authors & Contributors
Allen, Judith A.
Baker, Graham
Cassata, Francesco
Ferguson, Christine C.
Gonaver, Wendy
Hogarth, Rana Asali
American Journal of Philology
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
Gender and History
Yale University
College of William and Mary
Indiana University
Cambridge University Press
Central European University Press
Science and race
Public health
Science and gender
Booth, William
Davis, Katharine Bement
Lombroso, Cesare
Mall, Franklin P.
Morton, Samuel George
Sergi, Giuseppe
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
Progressive Era (1890s-1920s)
18th century
Qing dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
United States
South Carolina (U.S.)
Great Britain
Social Science Research Council
United States. Department of Defense
American Social Hygiene Association

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