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dc.contributor.editorSchnebly, Risa Ariaen_US
dc.creatorHoff, Aliya R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-12T22:30:56Zen_US
dc.date.available2021-07-12T22:30:56Zen_US
dc.date.created2021-07-12en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13282en_US
dc.description.abstractIn 1916, eugenicist Madison Grant published the book The Passing of the Great Race; or The Racial Basis of European History, hereafter The Passing of the Great Race, where he claimed that northern Europeans, or Nordics, are biologically and culturally superior to the rest of humanity. Charles Scribner’s Sons in New York City, New York, published the volume. Grant claimed that the Nordic race was at risk of extinction and advocated for the creation of laws in the US to decrease the population of people he considered inferior. According to Grant’s biographer Jonathan Spiro, Grant’s book synthesized a range of racist and pseudoscientific eugenics claims in prose that was accessible to the public. In the US, The Passing of the Great Race was praised by politicians, including former presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Calvin Coolidge, and cited as justification for laws that restricted immigration based on ethnicity and nationality. Adolf Hitler referred to The Passing of the Great Race as his Bible, and during the Nuremberg Trials in the 1940s, Nazi leaders who were prosecuted for war crimes committed during World War II presented the book as evidence that eugenics did not solely originate in Germany but rather had deep roots in the United States.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLiteratureen_US
dc.subject.lcshGrant, Madison, 1865-1937. passing of the great race; or, The racial basis of European history,en_US
dc.subject.lcshGrant, Madison, 1865-1937. The passing of the great race; or, The racial basis of European history, New York, C. Scribner, 1916.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshNuremberg War Crime Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1949en_US
dc.subject.lcshSterilization of women--Law and legislation; Peopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshInvoluntary sterilization--Law and legislationen_US
dc.subject.lcshInterracial marriage--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshInterracial marriage--Law and legislationen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965en_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. Immigration Act of 1924en_US
dc.subject.lcshAmerican Museum of Natural Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshAmerican Eugenics Societyen_US
dc.subject.lcshAmerican Defense Societyen_US
dc.subject.lcshImmigration Restriction League (U.S.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshNazi Party members (Germany); World War, 1939-1945en_US
dc.subject.lcshNational Socialist German Workers’ Party members (Germany)en_US
dc.subject.lcshNazisen_US
dc.subject.lcshHitler, Adolf, 1889-1945. Mein Kampfen_US
dc.subject.lcshBronx Zooen_US
dc.subject.lcshNew York Zoological Societyen_US
dc.subject.lcshDenali National Park and Preserve (Alaska)en_US
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dc.subject.lcshRoosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919en_US
dc.subject.lcshGrant, Madisonen_US
dc.subject.lcshRacial crossing. Miscegenationen_US
dc.subject.lcshRacism in medicineen_US
dc.subject.lcshSegregationen_US
dc.subject.lcshRelation to race and discriminationen_US
dc.subject.lcshLaw--United States (General)--Medical legislation--Eugenics. Sterilizationen_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenics and state. State policy (General)en_US
dc.subject.lcshHeredity and social problemsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenics in literature--American--Literary history--20th centuryen_US
dc.subject.lcshRace improvementen_US
dc.subject.meshSterilization, Involuntaryen_US
dc.subject.meshGenocideen_US
dc.subject.meshAbortion, Eugenicen_US
dc.subject.meshNegative Eugenicsen_US
dc.subject.meshPositive Eugenicsen_US
dc.subject.meshInheritanceen_US
dc.subject.meshHeredityen_US
dc.subject.meshEuropean Continental Ancestry Groupen_US
dc.subject.meshRaceen_US
dc.subject.meshPseudoscienceen_US
dc.subject.meshRacismen_US
dc.subject.meshGenealogy and Heraldryen_US
dc.subject.meshPedigreeen_US
dc.subject.meshAnthropologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAnthropology, Physicalen_US
dc.titleThe Passing of the Great Race; or The Racial Basis of European History (1916), by Madison Granten_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPublicationsen_US
dc.subject.tagRacism in US historyen_US
dc.subject.tagAmerican Eugenicsen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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