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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They remained married until her death on 26 June Laughlinand Gosney, among others. This would culminate in a number of works, most prominently their joint-authored Sterilization for Human Betterment: 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.

Thenceforth, popeoe commonly referred to himself as “Dr. This led Popenoe to ally increasingly with religious conservatives—even though he was not religious himself. Popenoe favored a popular—rather than academic—approach.

During the s he served as a member of the American Eugenics Society ‘s board of directors along with Charles B. 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.

As presented in a biography, the focus areas of his counseling approach and the American Institute of Family Relations included couples’ attitudes eugenicss marriage, preparation including sexuality educationmoral values, a focus on action, and mutual understanding between the sexes.

In this vein, he appeared on the Art Linkletter television show for over a decade, and he regularly gave lectures and wrote mainstream articles for the general public. The Negro race is germinally lacking in the higher developments of intelligence.

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For a while, Popenoe’s two major interests, eugenics and marriage counseling, ran parallel, and he published extensively on both topics.

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 the cost of their eeugenics.

Bi-monthly service bulletin of the American Institute of Family Relations: DavenportHenry H. 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 appllied several years as a newspaper editor.

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This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat Given the role of clergy in responding to crisis in families, Popenoe increased focus in training the clergy over many years. Sterilization for Human Betterment: For many years he had a nationally syndicated newspaper column promoting marriage and family life. His introduction to the book catalogued some of the statistics of the American Institute of Family Relations over its first 30 years.

He then worked briefly as an agricultural explorer collecting date specimens in Western Popsnoe and Northern Africa for his father’s nursery in California, along with his younger brother Wilson Popenoe, a horticulturist. Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Paul Popenoe

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.


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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 For example, one of his assistants was James Dobsonwho founded Focus on the Family in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He moved to California as a teen. InCalifornia had enacted its first compulsory sterilization law which allowed apolied sterilization of the mentally ill and mentally retarded in its state psychiatric hospitals.

Applied Eugenics

Paul Bowman Popenoe October 16, — June 19, was an American agricultural explorer and eugenicist. Inthe American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming reported the collection Paul Bowman Popenoe Papers,consisting of 85 cubic feet of material. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Summary of Results of 6, Operations in California, in Library of Congress number: He was opposed applier child labor on the belief that banning such labor would reduce the size of families pkpenoe regarded as unfit members of society.

Gosneya wealthy California financier, and the Human Betterment Foundation to promote eugenic policies in the state of California.