Seabisuit Essay Summaries

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E-Reserves Summaries The Myth of Pedigree “The Myth of Pedigree” outlines Andrew Carnegie and Mary Williamson Averell Harriman just to name a few. Carnegie supported the ideas of Charles Darwin, Herbert Spencer, and particularly Francis Galton. Harriman was interested in improving the condition of humans through selective breeding and greatly supported the eugenics movement financially. Anti-Semitism is also an important topic discussed in the essay. Men’s clubs, elite neighborhoods, resorts, fraternities, and prep school all became, at one time, anti- Semitic. The Jockey Club would not allow any member or guest who was physically, morally, socially, or racially inadequate to their standards. The rule even stated that exceptions were not made even for those of high qualification, specifically noting Jews. The author then changes the focus to marriage. He mentions arranged marriages and how both women and men were expected to enter into marriages that ensured protection of bloodline and fortune, which was done by marrying within one’s set.
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