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Eugenics and Christian mission. Charitable welfare in transition: London and New York, c. 1865–1940.

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In this thesis it is argued that a full and complete understanding of the eugenics movement may only be gained by examining those who were implicated in its criticisms.

Using the example of three Christian missionary organisations that worked amongst largely poor and immigrant communities in London and New York, it is demonstrated that eugenics was a pervasive ideology outside its 'official' societies.

Moving away from an understanding grounded in ideas of conflict and conces...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty
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Funding agency for:
Graham Baker
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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Local pid:
ora:11842

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