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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He then worked briefly as an agricultural explorer collecting date specimens in Western Asia and Northern Africa for his father’s nursery in California, along with his younger brother Wilson Popenoe, a horticulturist. Along with his advocacy of sterilization programs, Popenoe was also interested in using the principles of German pppenoe Austrian marriage-consultation services for eugenic purposes.

For many years he had a nationally syndicated newspaper column promoting marriage and family life. Retrieved from ” https: The Negro race is germinally lacking in the higher developments of intelligence. Inthe American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming reported the collection Paul Bowman Popenoe Papers,consisting of 85 cubic feet of material.

Shortly before his death, Popenoe transferred his papers to the University of Wyoming.

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These travels received considerable support and interest from the U. Sterilization for Human Betterment: His introduction to the book catalogued some of the statistics of the American Institute of Family Relations over its first 30 fugenics.

At the same time, thought leaders in the helping professions tended more and more to favor self-fulfilment over preservation of the family. As Popenoe maintained his traditional values e. This led Popenoe to ally increasingly with religious conservatives—even though he was not religious himself. He was an influential advocate of the compulsory sterilization of the mentally ill and the mentally disabled, and the father of marriage counseling in the United States.

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 In the mids, Popenoe began working with E.


The case load at that time averaged about 15, consultations per year. Given the role of clergy in responding to crisis in families, Popenoe increased focus in training the clergy over many years.

This would culminate in a number of works, most prominently their joint-authored Sterilization for Human Betterment: 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 institutionalization.

For a while, Popenoe’s two major interests, eugenics and marriage counseling, ran parallel, and he published extensively on both topics. ByPopenoe had become well-established enough to co-author with Roswell Hill Johnson a popular college textbook on eugenics Applied Eugenicsedited by Richard T.

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He was opposed to child labor on the belief that banning such labor would reduce the size of families he regarded as unfit members of society.

DavenportHenry H. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This was the second offering of a master’s degree by the Institute. 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 for several years as a newspaper editor. Under the War Department Commission on Training Camp Activities, he was charged with rooting out liquor and prostitution in an effort to reduce the high incidence of venereal disease amongst U.

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.

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In the mids Popenoe became interested in human breeding, editing the Journal of Heredity from untilwith a special attention to eugenics and social hygiene. One of the greatest dangers in the use of sterilization is that overzealous persons who have not thought through the subject will look at it as a cure-all, and apply it to all sorts of ends for which it is not adapted.


Thenceforth, he commonly referred to himself as “Dr. This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat 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. It is only one of many measures the state can and must use to protect itself from [the human race’s] deterioration.

For example, one of his assistants was James Dobsonwho founded Focus on the Family in He moved to California as a teen. Leonard”Eugenics and Economics in the Progressive Era”. In contemporary US society of the third millennium, the approach Popenoe developed to marriage counseling—educational and directive rather than applidd or psychological—is coming applked into fashion.

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Views Read Edit View history. Nicholas, The Century Co. The Institute was described in as “the world’s largest dugenics best known marriage-counseling center” with a staff of seventy. During the s he served as a member of the American Eugenics Society ‘s board of directors along with Charles B. Popenoe dropped his middle name early in life. Popenoe favored a popular—rather than academic—approach.

The Institute published a bulletin entitled “Family Life” monthly or bimonthly for decades. This work would become a popular text for the advocacy of sterilization, as it purported to be an objective study appliedd the operations in the state and concluded, not surprisingly, that rigorous programs for the sterilization of the “unfit” were beneficial to all involved, including the sterilized patients. It closed in the s, not long after Paul Popenoe’s death.

In he received an honorary Sc. American Heritage Center — University of Wyoming.

InCalifornia had enacted its first compulsory sterilization law which allowed for sterilization of the mentally ill and mentally retarded in its state psychiatric hospitals.