Renna, Thomas. The Boston Globe: Immigration Restriction and Eugenics, 1910-1939

Abstract: This article examines how the Boston Globe presented the interaction of the movement for immigration restriction and the practice of eugenics from 1910 to 1939. Prior to US involvement in World War I, the Globe covered scientific eugenics relatively favorably but with some reservations. Then, during the era of intense national focus on immigration restriction from 1921 to 1924, the Globe took a more skeptical approach and began to separate positive and negative eugenics from immigration policy. But after 1930 the Globe favored a new national trend toward popular (or reform) eugenics and disapproved of scientific eugenics. In the Depression Era the newspaper made almost no association between eugenics and immigration.

Renna, Thomas. The Boston Globe: Immigration Restriction and Eugenics, 1910-1939

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