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The Resource Inventing America's Worst Family : Eugenics, Islam, and the Fall and Rise of the Tribe of Ishmael, Nathaniel Deutsch

Inventing America's Worst Family : Eugenics, Islam, and the Fall and Rise of the Tribe of Ishmael, Nathaniel Deutsch

Label
Inventing America's Worst Family : Eugenics, Islam, and the Fall and Rise of the Tribe of Ishmael
Title
Inventing America's Worst Family
Title remainder
Eugenics, Islam, and the Fall and Rise of the Tribe of Ishmael
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Deutsch
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book tells the stranger-than-fiction story of how a poor white family from Indiana was scapegoated into prominence as America's "worst" family by the eugenics movement in the early twentieth century, then "reinvented" in the 1970s as part of a vanguard of social rebellion. In what becomes a profoundly unsettling counter-history of the United States, Nathaniel Deutsch traces how the Ishmaels, whose patriarch fought in the Revolutionary War, were discovered in the slums of Indianapolis in the 1870s and became a symbol for all that was wrong with the urban poor. The Ishmaels, actually white Christians, were later celebrated in the 1970s as the founders of the country's first African American Muslim community. This bizarre and fascinating saga reveals how class, race, religion, and science have shaped the nation's history and myths
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DEGRU
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Deutsch, Nathaniel
Government publication
other
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Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • McCulloch, Oscar C.
  • Eugenics
  • Marginality, Social
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • Eugenics
  • Marginality, Social
  • United States
Target audience
specialized
Label
Inventing America's Worst Family : Eugenics, Islam, and the Fall and Rise of the Tribe of Ishmael, Nathaniel Deutsch
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. How the Other Half Lives
  • 4. The Ishmaelites and the Menace of the Feebleminded
  • 5. The Tribal Twenties
  • 6. Lost-Found Nation
  • 7. The Ishmaels
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. How Oscar McCulloch Discovered the Ishmaelites
  • 2. In Darkest Indianapolis
Control code
on1163878477
Edition
Reprint 2019
Extent
1 online resource (282 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520942707
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1525/9780520942707
Other physical details
7 illustrations
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22573/ctv11jq2cn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1163878477
Label
Inventing America's Worst Family : Eugenics, Islam, and the Fall and Rise of the Tribe of Ishmael, Nathaniel Deutsch
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. How the Other Half Lives
  • 4. The Ishmaelites and the Menace of the Feebleminded
  • 5. The Tribal Twenties
  • 6. Lost-Found Nation
  • 7. The Ishmaels
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. How Oscar McCulloch Discovered the Ishmaelites
  • 2. In Darkest Indianapolis
Control code
on1163878477
Edition
Reprint 2019
Extent
1 online resource (282 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520942707
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1525/9780520942707
Other physical details
7 illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv11jq2cn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1163878477

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