Darwin - Differences between social groups were racialized and used to back arguments for racial superiority and colonial conquests and rule

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Darwin Notion of survival of the fittest. `Social evolutionist assumptions were critical to rise of Eugenics and - The notion that backward races as well as the sick and mentally deficit deserved extinction. - They became critical rationales for ideologies of race purification and mass genocide.
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Unformatted text preview: Differences between social groups were racialized and used to back arguments for racial superiority and colonial conquests and rule. Competition within human species justified militarism, valorize masculine physical prowess and aggression, and support the idea of martial races....
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course HISTORY 508:201 taught by Professor Russell-jones during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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