Unformatted text preview: formations as causally responsible for weakening the social fabric of America, and subsequently leading to the rise of venereal diseases. The image presented by the State employed the use of the amorphous universal, moral indignation, and popular eugenic thought, to discourage young woman from miscegenation and promiscuity, which were viewed at the time, as leading causes of prostitution and the dissemination of venereal diseases. To better understand this summarization of the image’s purpose one should have a sense of the social environment and cultural norms the intended recipient of the image was, or was at least thought to be, exposed to, and the social and scientific views of the State....
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- Spring '11
- Federal government of the United States, Social hygiene movement, American Social Hygiene Association, social hygiene