Darwin's Coat-Tails: Essays on Social Darwinism by Paul CrookDarwin's Coat-Tails: Essays on Social Darwinism by Paul Crook

Darwin's Coat-Tails: Essays on Social Darwinism

byPaul Crook

Hardcover | February 2, 2007

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Darwin’s evolutionary ideas have been of immense social and political significance, filtering into an amazing galaxy of ideologies and agendas. This book focuses upon Social Darwinism, analyzing the concept, exploring its social origins, showing how people metaphorically sat upon Darwin’s «coat-tails» to further their own campaigns, justifying everything from capitalism to socialism, war to peace, race and empire to Nazi-style eugenics. These reflective essays showcase the author’s many years of Darwinian research and cover the period from 1859 to World War II (mainly in the British arena). Darwin’s Coat-Tails also sheds light on current challenges, from «ethnic cleansing» to genetic engineering.
The Author: Paul Crook has a Ph.D. in history from London University and a Doctorate of Letters from the University of Queensland, Australia, where he is now Emeritus Professor. He has published widely on Darwinian themes, including Benjamin Kidd: Portrait of a Social Darwinist and Darwinism, War and History, among others.
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Title:Darwin's Coat-Tails: Essays on Social DarwinismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.06 × 6.3 × 0.98 inPublished:February 2, 2007Publisher:Peter Lang Inc., International Academic PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0820481386

ISBN - 13:9780820481388

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