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dc.contributor.editorRacine, Valerieen_US
dc.creatorBriggs, Jillen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-26T21:48:23Z
dc.date.available2013-06-26T21:48:23Z
dc.date.created2013-06-26en_US
dc.date.issued2013-06-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/5912
dc.description.abstractDavid Starr Jordan studied fish and promoted eugenics in the US during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In his work, he embraced Charles Darwin s theory of evolution and described the importance of embryology in tracing phylogenic relationships. In 1891, he became the president of Stanford University in Stanford, California. Jordan condemned war and promoted conservationist causes for the California wilderness, and he advocated for the eugenic sterilization of thousands of Americans. Like many American eugenicists of the early twentieth century, Jordan combined ideas of Mendelian genetics and of Darwinian natural selection to form a basis for limiting or encouraging reproduction in certain individuals and groups based on their perceived hereditary fitness. Like other eugenicists, Jordan s attempt to control the reproductive fate of entire populations marked an episode in the history of reproduction and biology in which its concepts increasingly influenced the social and cultural contexts.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
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.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshJordan, David Starr, 1851-1931en_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEvolution
dc.subject.lcshEmbryos
dc.subject.lcshEmbryological development
dc.subject.lcshEmbryology
dc.subject.lcshHeredity
dc.subject.lcshSterilization of women
dc.subject.lcshSterilization (Birth control)
dc.subject.lcshInvoluntary sterilization
dc.subject.lcshDarwin, Charles, 1809-1882
dc.subject.lcshNatural selection
dc.subject.lcshStanford University
dc.subject.lcshEugenics Record Office
dc.subject.lcshSierra Club
dc.subject.lcshHuman Betterment Foundation
dc.titleDavid Starr Jordan (1851-1931)en_US
dc.title.alternativeDavid Starr Jordanen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
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dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.tagEugenicsen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2013-06-26en_US


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