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Social Darwinism

Social Darwinism in American Thought
Social Darwinism in American Thought By Hofstadter, Richard, 1916-1970 (Book - 1992 ) 301.0973 H All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The most popular secondary source narrative on Social Darwinism by the historian who coined the phrase

An Essay on the Principle of Population
An Essay on the Principle of Population Influences on Malthus Selections, From Malthus' Work, Nineteenth-century Comment, Malthus in the Twenty-first Century By Malthus, T. R., 1766-1834 (Book - 2004 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:This primary source is a seminal tract by an Enlightenment era economist and social thinker. The theories described here laid the groundwork for social Darwinist theories later came later.

Mein Kampf
Mein Kampf By Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 (Book - 1943 ) B Hitler H and more… All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 7 copies

Annotation:This primary source is a detailed description of the Nazi/Fascist principles of Adolf Hitler in 1923. Students will be able to see that Hitler's chapter on Race and Nation are derived from earlier social-Darwinist theories.

Cambridge Edition of the Poems of Rudyard Kipling
Cambridge Edition of the Poems of Rudyard Kipling By Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 (Book - 2013 ) and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:The poem "White Man's Burden" is a well-known example of one version of social-Darwinist belief.

The New York Times
The New York Times (Online Periodical or Article - 1857- ) Available from home with a valid library card »

Annotation:Primary Source: In September of 1906 a man from central Africa named Ota Benga was exhibited in the monkey house of the Bronx zoo as part of an exhibit on evolution. The exhibit and the public's reaction was covered extensively by the New York Times in a series of fascinating daily articles that appeared from September 2nd through September 22nd of that year.

Punch
Punch (Microform Journal ) and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Primary Source: The popular 19th century British news magazine "Punch" displayed a now classic satiric cartoon depiction of South African colonial leader Cecil Rhodes and his expansionist goals.

National Life From the Standpoint of Science
National Life From the Standpoint of Science By Pearson, Karl, 1857-1936 (Website or Online Data - 1905 ) Full text available via HathiTrust »

Annotation:This primary source is a lecture by a 19th century theorist applying the principles of evolutionary biology to the struggle between nations for imperial supremacy. His comments come in the wake of Britain's defeat in the Boer War.

Ota Benga
Ota Benga The Pygmy in the Zoo By Bradford, Phillips Verner (Book - 1992 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:: Includes primary and secondary source accounts of the 1906 exhibition of an African man in the monkey house of the Bronx zoo. It was not permitted for the public to photograph Benga, making the images in this book particularly rare and touching.

The Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes
The Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes With Elucidatory Notes to Which Are Added Some Chapters Describing the Political and Religious Ideas of the Testator By Rhodes, Cecil, 1853-1902 (Book - 1902 ) and more… Full text available via HathiTrust »

Annotation:This is a combination of primary and secondary sources. It includes the last will and testament of the diamond magnate who governed Britain's South African colony during the Boer War and left his fortune to the creation of the Rhodes Scholarships. It also includes essays by a personal friend describing the subject's Socal Darwinist views and his motives for creating the scholarships.

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A reading list for advanced 10-12th grade high school, or college students on the historic use of Social Darwinism as a justification for European imperialism between 1871 and 1939. Readings are longer and meant to be used as homework assignments that supplement class activities.


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