Labeling by the Eugenics Movement Argumentative Essay by Top Papers

Labeling by the Eugenics Movement
An argument against the proposition that labeling humans is not harmful.
# 137011 | 1,500 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in English (Argument) , Biology (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General)

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This paper is a consideration of the effect of labeling by the eugenics movement. The paper explains that this movement was intended to create a better human race through selective breeding, but it soon became a movement to prevent the breeding of inferior individuals, often through means that were sufficiently brutal to eventually be found repulsive. The paper notes that the movement flourished in the early part of the century, but eventually fell because of its links and sympathy with Nazi Germany.

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"In my essay, I intend to show that, especially in the case of eugenics, the effect of labeling was extremely harmful to humans. In presenting this argument, I will use two sources as my primary material: Wendy Kline, "Building a Better Race: Gender, Sexuality, and Eugenics from the Turn of the Century to the Baby Boom"; and Caleb Williams Saleeby, "Parenthood and Race Culture: An Outline of Eugenics". Kline's book is a contemporary historical review of the eugenics movement in America. Saleeby's text, published in 1909, is a work by one of the leading early eugenicists. It thus provides a view of the eugenics movement as presented by an..."

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