Determined Spirits

Determined Spirits

Eugenics, Heredity and Racial Regeneration in Anglo-American Spiritualist Writing, 1848-1930

eBook - 2012
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Examines the Spiritualist movement's role in disseminating eugenic and hard hereditarian thought. Studying transatlantic spiritualist literature from the mid-19th to the early 20th century, Christine Ferguson focuses on its incorporation and dissemination of bio-determinist and eugenic thought. She asks why ideas about rational reproduction, hereditary determinism and race improvement became so important to spiritualist novelists, journalists and biographers in this period. She also examines how these concerns drove emerging Spiritualist understandings of disability, intelligence, crime, concep.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780748650682
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (241 pages)

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