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Labour, British radicalism and the First World War$
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Lucy Bland and Richard Carr

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781526109293

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526109293.001.0001

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The Stanford connection: David Starr Jordan, eugenics and the Anglo-American anti-war movement

The Stanford connection: David Starr Jordan, eugenics and the Anglo-American anti-war movement

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(p.220) 12 The Stanford connection: David Starr Jordan, eugenics and the Anglo-American anti-war movement
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Labour, British radicalism and the First World War
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Gavin Baird

Bradley W. Hart

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526109293.003.0013

Gavin Baird and Bradley W. Hart’s consider David Starr Jordan, a largely forgotten figure in Britain, but someone with significant academic and political clout in the United States. Although Starr Jordan’s fame largely rested on his role as the first President of Stanford University, his interventions into diplomacy lent heavily on his belief in eugenics. As Baird and Hart illustrate, during the lead-up to the war and in the period before America entered the Allied side, Starr Jordan used his academic prominence to stress the dysgenic impact of the conflict on both sides of the Atlantic. Tracing his story from California to the corridors of Westminster, this chapter chronicles the interactions of an American pacifist with the Snowdens, Ramsay MacDonald, and Fabian thinkers like Graham Wallas.

Keywords:   Eugenics, Dysgenic, Stanford, Academia, Conflict, America, Britain

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