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Hopelessly Entangled in Nordic Pre-Suppositions: Catholic Participation in the American Eugenics Society in the 1920s

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dc.contributor.author Leon, Sharon
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-19T20:30:32Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-19T20:30:32Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Sharon M. Leon, “’Hopelessly Entangled in Nordic Pre-Suppositions’: Catholic Participation in the American Eugenics Society in the 1920s,” Journal of the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences 59, no. 1 (2004): 3-49. DOI: 10.1093/jhmas/jrg041 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1468-4373
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/8046
dc.description Originally published by Oxford University Press: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhmas/jrg041 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article examines the involvement of U.S. Catholics in the American Eugenics Society during the 1920′s. While Catholics were often opponents of eugenics, John A. Ryan and John Montgomery Cooper, both Catholic priests and intellectuals, were prominent in the debate within the Committee on Cooperation with Clergymen of the American Eugenics Society. Ryan and Cooper repeatedly examined the scientific bases for eugenicists’ claims and sought to shift the movement away from its racist and classist elements. Soon after Pope Pius XI’s encyclical Casti Connubii formalized Catholic opposition to eugenics and other efforts to control reproduction, such as birth control, Ryan and Cooper finally broke with the AES.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2004 Oxford University Press en_US
dc.subject Catholic en_US
dc.subject Eugenics en_US
dc.subject US History en_US
dc.subject 1920s en_US
dc.title Hopelessly Entangled in Nordic Pre-Suppositions: Catholic Participation in the American Eugenics Society in the 1920s en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/jhmas/jrg041


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