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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His introduction to the book catalogued some of the statistics of the American Institute of Family Zpplied over its first 30 years.

He moved to California as a teen.

Gosneya wealthy California financier, and the Human Betterment Foundation to promote eugenic policies in the state of California. Laughlinand Gosney, among others.

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In the mids, Popenoe began working with E. Under his direction, the Institute gave intensive training to over marriage counselors and shorter courses around the U. Sterilization for Human Betterment: In contemporary US society eugenice the third millennium, the approach Popenoe developed to marriage counseling—educational and directive rather than medical or psychological—is coming back into fashion.

He then worked briefly as an agricultural explorer collecting date specimens in Popfnoe Asia and Northern Africa for his father’s nursery in California, along with his younger brother Wilson Popenoe, a horticulturist.

For a while, Popenoe’s two major interests, eugenics and marriage counseling, ran parallel, and he published extensively on both topics.

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In this vein, he appeared on the Art Linkletter television show for over a decade, and he regularly gave lectures and wrote mainstream articles for the general public.

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.

This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat Popenoe favored a popular—rather than academic—approach. 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. Paul Bowman Popenoe October 16, — June 19, was an American agricultural explorer and eugenicist.


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The Institute was described in as “the world’s largest and 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.

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.

This would culminate in a number of works, most prominently their joint-authored Sterilization for Human Betterment: Library of Congress number: A Summary of Results of 6, Operations in California, in Journal of Economic DugenicsVolume 19, No. Under the War Department Commission on Training Camp Activities, he was charged with rooting out liquor and prostitution in popehoe effort to reduce the high incidence of venereal disease amongst U.

As public interest in eugenics waned, Popenoe focused more of his energies into marriage counseling, and by the time of the public rejection of eugenics at the end of World War IIapplid the revelation of the Nazi Holocaust atrocities, Popenoe had thoroughly redefined himself as primarily a marriage counselor which by that time had lost most of its explicit eugenic overtones.

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. The Institute published a bulletin entitled “Family Life” monthly or bimonthly for decades.

Bi-monthly service bulletin of the American Institute of Family Relations: These travels received considerable support and interest from the U. For example, one of his assistants was James Dobsonwho founded Focus on the Family in GoddardMadison GrantHarry H. This was applid second offering of a master’s degree by the Institute.

It closed in the s, not long after Paul Popenoe’s death. Given the role of clergy in responding to crisis in families, Popenoe increased focus in training the clergy appliex many years.

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.

For many eugenixs he had a nationally syndicated newspaper column promoting marriage and family life. It is only one of many measures the state can and must use to protect itself from [the human race’s] deterioration.


Aghast at the divorce rate in US society, Popenoe came to eugrnics conclusion that “unfit” families would reproduce out of wedlock, but truly “fit” families would need to be married to reproduce. Inthe American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming reported the collection Paul Bowman Popenoe Papers,consisting of 85 cubic feet of applied.

InCalifornia had enacted its first compulsory sterilization law which allowed for sterilization of the mentally ill and mentally retarded in its state psychiatric hospitals. A Summary of Results of 6, Operations in California, Can This Marriage Be Saved?

After attending Occidental College for two years and Stanford University for his Junior year Majoring in English with coursework in biologyPopenoe left school to popeboe for his father and worked for several years as a newspaper editor.

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 Views Read Edit View history.

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Thenceforth, he commonly referred to himself as “Dr. This led Popenoe to ally increasingly with religious conservatives—even though he was not religious himself.

ByPopenoe had become well-established enough to co-author with Roswell Hill Johnson a popular eugenjcs textbook on eugenics Applied Eugenicsedited by Richard T.

As Popenoe maintained his traditional values e. Along with his advocacy of sterilization programs, Popenoe was also interested in using the principles of German and Austrian marriage-consultation services for eugenic purposes.