Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. 2 Eugenical News Applied Eugenics. At last we have a book that attempts to cover the field of practical eugenics. The authors are well known for their interest in. PAUL H. DOUGLAS. UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. Applied Eugenics. By PAUL POPENOE and ROSWELL HILL. JOHNSON. New York, The Macmillan Company .
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Nicholas, The Century Co. For many years eugfnics had a nationally syndicated newspaper column promoting marriage and family life.
This was the second offering of a master’s degree by the Institute. One of the greatest dangers in the use of sterilization is that overzealous persons who have not thought through the subject will look at it as a cure-all, and apply it to all sorts of ends for which it is not adapted.
After attending Occidental College for two years and Stanford University for his Junior year Majoring in English with coursework in biologyPopenoe left school to care for his father and worked for several years as a newspaper editor. He was an influential advocate of the compulsory sterilization of the mentally ill and the mentally disabled, and the father of marriage counseling in the United States.
The Negro race is germinally lacking in the higher developments of intelligence.
This work would become a popular text for the advocacy of sterilization, as it purported to be an objective study of the operations in the state and concluded, not surprisingly, that rigorous programs for the sterilization of the “unfit” were beneficial to all involved, including the sterilized patients.
The Institute was described in as “the world’s largest and best known marriage-counseling center” with a staff of seventy. It is only one of many measures the state can and must use to protect itself from [the human race’s] deterioration. Aghast at the divorce rate in US society, Popenoe came to the conclusion that “unfit” families would reproduce out of wedlock, but truly “fit” families would need to be married to reproduce. At the same time, thought leaders in the helping professions tended more and more to favor self-fulfilment over preservation of the family.
As Popenoe maintained his traditional values e.
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Views Read Edit View history. As public interest in eugenics waned, Popenoe focused more of his energies into marriage counseling, and by the time of the public rejection of eugenics at the end of World War IIwith the revelation of the Nazi Holocaust atrocities, Popenoe had thoroughly redefined himself as primarily a marriage counselor which by that time had lost most of its explicit eugenic overtones.
For a while, Popenoe’s two major interests, eugenics and marriage counseling, ran parallel, and he published extensively on both topics. Inthe American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming reported the collection Paul Bowman Popenoe Papers,consisting of 85 cubic feet of material.
Shortly before his death, Popenoe transferred his papers to the University of Wyoming. Leonard”Eugenics and Economics in the Progressive Era”. He moved to California as a teen. His introduction to the book catalogued some of the statistics of the American Institute of Family Relations over its first 30 years. GoddardMadison GrantHarry H. DavenportHenry H.
As presented in a biography, the focus areas of his counseling approach and the American Institute of Family Relations included couples’ attitudes towards marriage, preparation including sexuality educationmoral values, a focus on action, and mutual understanding between the sexes.
Given the role of clergy in responding to crisis in families, Popenoe increased focus in training the clergy over many years. Along with his advocacy of sterilization programs, Popenoe was also interested in using the principles of German and Austrian marriage-consultation services for eugenic purposes.
Library of Congress number: The case load at that time averaged about 15, consultations per year. An elementary knowledge of the history of Africa, or the more recent and much-quoted example of Haiti, is sufficient to prove that the Negro’s own social heritage is at a level far below that of the whites among whom he is living in the United States American Heritage Center — University of Wyoming.
This led Popenoe to ally increasingly with religious conservatives—even though he was not religious himself. Laughlinand Gosney, among others. In the mids Popenoe became interested in human breeding, editing the Journal of Heredity from untilwith a special attention to eugenics and social hygiene.
Popenoe dropped his middle name early in life. Thenceforth, he commonly referred to himself as “Dr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Gosneya wealthy California financier, and the Human Betterment Foundation to promote eugenic policies in the state of California. Sterilization for Human Betterment: They remained popenie until her death on 26 June