War Against the Weak (Hardcover)

Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race

By Edwin Black

Dialog Press, 9780914153054, 550pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2003

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/1/2004)
Paperback (4/1/2012)
Hardcover (9/1/2003)

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In War Against the Weak, award-winning investigative journalist Edwin Black connects the crimes of the Nazis to a pseudoscientific American movement of the early twentieth century called eugenics. Based on selective breeding of human beings, eugenics began in laboratories on Long Island but ended in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Ultimately, over 60,000 "unfit" Americans were sterilized, a third of them after Nuremberg declared such practices crimes against humanity. This is a timely and shocking chronicle of bad science at its worst--which holds important lessons for the impending genetic age.