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Author Bender, Daniel E.

Title American abyss : savagery and civilization in the age of industry / Daniel E. Bender
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (x, 329 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Cavemen in the progressive era : from savagery to industry -- Mapping civilization : race, industry, and climate in the American empire -- The other colonies : immigration, race conquest, and the survival of the unfit -- Cave girls and working women : the white man's world of race suicide -- Exploring the abyss and segregating savagery : abroad at home in the immigrant colony -- Dredging the abyss : babies, boys, and civilization -- Of jukes and immigrants : eugenics and the problem of race betterment -- Following the monkey : blond beasts and the rising tide of color in war and revolution -- Failing of art and science : the abyss in a new era
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Eugenics -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Foreign workers -- United States -- History.
Industries -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Minorities -- Employment -- United States -- History.
Women -- Employment -- United States -- History.
United States -- Civilization -- 1865-1918.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1865-1918.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009013039
ISBN 0801458374 (electronic bk.)
9780801458378 (electronic bk.)