Progressive Era Racism and its (Jewish) Discontents

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Abstract

This work analyzes the contribution to the debates on labor and immigration of a group of Jewish academicians and reformers who, during the second half of the Progressive Era, explicitly took a stance against the racialist and eugenic rhetoric of the period. This group includes first-rank economists like Edwin R. A. Seligman, Jacob H. Hollander, and Emanuel A. Goldenweiser; influential field specialists such as Isaac A. Hourwich and Isaac M. Rubinow; and relatively less known figures like Max J. Kohler and Samuel K. Joseph. By focusing on the voices of these dissenters, the work enriches the emerging picture of Progressive Era eugenic and racial thought
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHayek: A Collaborative Biography, Part IX, Eugenics, ‘The Market’ and the Fatal Conceit
Pages317-354
Number of pages38
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Fiorito, L. (2018). Progressive Era Racism and its (Jewish) Discontents. In Hayek: A Collaborative Biography, Part IX, Eugenics, ‘The Market’ and the Fatal Conceit (pp. 317-354)