Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 August 2008

272 Pages | 16 cartoons & illus. of the eugenic debate

ISBN: 9780198187011

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Love and Eugenics in the Late Nineteenth Century

Rational Reproduction and the New Woman

Angelique Richardson

  • A wide-ranging exploration of how the eugenic debate obsessed fiction-writers and social reformers alike, in late Victorian England and America
  • Strong supporters included Shaw, Wells, Herbert Spencer, Marie Stopes, and Virginia Woolf; among fierce opponents were Thomas Huxley, Mona Caird, Chesterton, and Belloc
  • A radical contribution to English studies, nineteenth-century and gender studies, and the history of popular science