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Author Bender, Daniel E

Title American abyss : savagery and civilization in the age of industry / Daniel E. Bender

Publ Info Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2009
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 J&W-Prov. Main Lib.  HC105.7 .B38 2009    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HC105.7 .B38 2009    AVAILABLE
 URI  HC105.7 B38 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p.[257]-318) and index
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
LC subject Industries -- Social aspects -- United States -- History
Eugenics -- Social aspects -- United States -- History
Foreign workers -- United States -- History
Women -- Employment -- United States -- History
Minorities -- Employment -- United States -- History
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1865-1918
United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918
United States -- Civilization -- 1865-1918
ISBN 9780801445989 (cloth : alk. paper)
0801445981 (cloth : alk. paper)