Eugenics in the Progressive Era
The Second International Congress of Eugenics, “Certificate from the Second International Congress of Eugenics,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed October 26, 2018,

Eugenics in the Progressive Era

From 1900 to the late 1920s, America had an active eugenics movement. States and supporters argued for the public good; requiring the removal from the population genes thought to cause low intelligence, or immoral, criminal or anti-social behavior, which in turn allowed for compulsory sterilization laws. Some Governors, state and federal courts regularly found these laws unconstitutional. Using a selection of primary documents we will explore why this movement was so popular and why it was challenged.

All attendees of this free seminar will receive a letter of attendance as well as paper and digital copies of the reader. Lunch will be provided.


January 6, 2023 -
January 6, 2023
8:00 AM CST
2:15 PM CST
Irving, TX
Cistercian Preparatory School
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