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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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Sterilization for Human Betterment: Inthe American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming reported the collection Paul Bowman Popenoe Papers,consisting of 85 cubic feet of material. In he received an honorary Sc. A Summary of Results of 6, Operations in California, This was the second offering of a master’s degree by the Institute. The case load at that time averaged about 15, consultations per year.

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.

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 eeugenics the “unfit” were beneficial wugenics all involved, including the sterilized patients.

They remained married until her death on 26 June Can This Marriage Be Saved? In the mids Popenoe became interested in human breeding, editing the Journal of Heredity from untilwith a special eugsnics to eugenics and social hygiene. Journal of Economic PerspectivesVolume 19, No. These travels received considerable support and interest from the U. Popenoe dropped his middle name early in life. This led Popenoe to ally increasingly with religious conservatives—even though he was not religious himself.

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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He was opposed to child labor on the belief that banning such labor would reduce the size of families eugenlcs regarded as unfit members of society.


ByPopenoe had become well-established enough to co-author with Roswell Hill Johnson a popular college textbook on eugenics Applied Eugenicsedited by Richard T. Paul Bowman Popenoe October 16, — June 19, was an American agricultural explorer and eugenicist.

Leonard”Eugenics and Economics in the Progressive Era”.

It popnoe in the s, not long after Paul Popenoe’s death. 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.

He then worked briefly as an agricultural explorer collecting date specimens in Western Asia and Northern Africa for his father’s nursery ap;lied California, along with his younger brother Wilson Popenoe, a horticulturist. Thenceforth, he commonly referred to himself as “Dr. EugwnicsCalifornia had enacted its first compulsory sterilization law which allowed for sterilization of the mentally ill and mentally retarded in its state psychiatric hospitals. American Heritage Center — University of Wyoming.

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. DavenportHenry H. In this vein, he appeared eugwnics the Art Linkletter television show for over a decade, and he regularly gave lectures and wrote mainstream articles for the general public. Laughlinand Gosney, among others. Nicholas, The Century Co. The Institute was described in as “the world’s largest and best known marriage-counseling center” with a staff of seventy.

Paul Popenoe

Gosneya wealthy California financier, and the Human Betterment Foundation to promote eugenic policies in the state of California. Bi-monthly service bulletin of the American Institute of Family Relations: Under his direction, the Institute gave intensive training popsnoe over marriage counselors and shorter courses around the U. In the mids, Popenoe began working with E.

This would culminate in a number of works, most prominently their joint-authored Sterilization for Human Betterment: For a while, Popenoe’s two major interests, eugenics and marriage counseling, ran parallel, and he published extensively on both topics. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Applied Eugenics by Roswell H. Johnson and Paul Popenoe

A Summary of Results of 6, Operations in California, in Library of Congress number: The Institute published a bulletin entitled “Family Life” monthly or bimonthly for decades. This page was last edited on applidd Octoberat He was an influential advocate of the compulsory sterilization of the mentally eugenixs and the mentally disabled, and the father of marriage counseling in the United States. GoddardMadison GrantHarry H.

Views Read Edit View history. Under the War Department Commission on Training Camp Activities, he was charged with rooting out liquor and prostitution in an effort to reduce the high incidence of venereal disease amongst U. Popenoe favored a popular—rather than academic—approach. Given the role of clergy in responding to crisis in families, Popenoe increased focus in training the clergy over many years.

Elywhich outlined his vision of a eugenics program that primarily relied on the segregation of “waste humanity” into rural institutions where they would perform manual labor to offset ekgenics cost of their institutionalization.

In contemporary US society of the third millennium, the approach Eugennics developed to marriage counseling—educational and directive rather than medical or psychological—is coming back into fashion.

With Popenoe as his scientific workhorse, Gosney intended to study the sterilization work being done in California and use it to advocate sterilization in other parts of the country and in the world at large.

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