Defending the Master Race: Conservation, Eugenics, and the Legacy of Madison Grant

Jonathan Peter Spiro

Published by Univ. of Vermont Press, 2008
ISBN 10: 1584657154 / ISBN 13: 9781584657156
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.06 avg rating
(16 ratings)

Synopsis: Scholars have labeled Madison Grant everything from the “nation’s most influential racist” to the “greatest conservationist that ever lived.” His life illuminates early twentieth-century America as it was heading toward the American Century, and his legacy is still very much with us today, from the speeches of immigrant-bashing politicians to the international efforts to arrest climate change. This insightful biography shows how Grant worked side-by-side with figures such as Theodore Roosevelt to found the Bronx Zoo, preserve the California redwoods, and save the American bison from extinction. But Grant was also the leader of the eugenics movement in the United States. He popularized the infamous notions that the blond-haired, blue-eyed Nordics were the “master race” and that the state should eliminate members of inferior races who were of no value to the community. Grant’s behind-the-scenes machina tions convinced Congress to enact the immigration restriction legis lation of the 1920s, and his influence led many states to ban interracial marriage and sterilize thousands of “unworthy” citizens. Although most of the relevant archival materials on Madison Grant have mysteriously disappeared over the decades, Jonathan Spiro has devoted many years to reconstructing the hitherto concealed events of Grant’s life. His astonishing feat of detective work re veals how the founder of the Bronx Zoo wound up writing the book that Adolf Hitler declared was his “bible.”

About the Author: JONATHAN SPIRO is a professor of history at Castleton State College in Vermont.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Defending the Master Race: Conservation, ...
Publisher: Univ. of Vermont Press
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Used: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Spiro, Jonathan Peter
Published by Univ Pr of New England / University of Vermont, Lebanon, NH / Burlington,NH (2008)
ISBN 10: 1584657154 ISBN 13: 9781584657156
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AFTER WORDS OF ANN ARBOR
(Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Pr of New England / University of Vermont, Lebanon, NH / Burlington,NH, 2008. Quarter Cloth Over Boards. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Unused pristine first edition bound in black cloth backstrap over orange boards. Dust jacket is unclipped, protected in removable mylar, and also pristine. A historical examination of the founder of the U.S. conservation movement who was also an infamous racist and leader of the eugenics movement. 487 pages includes index, bibliography, B&W photos. Bookseller Inventory # 2080139399

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 22.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Spiro, Jonathan Peter
Published by Vermont
ISBN 10: 1584657154 ISBN 13: 9781584657156
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vermont. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover - A historical rediscovery of one of the heroic founders of the conservation movement who was also one of the most infamous racists in American history A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2567324

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Spiro, Jonathan Peter.
Published by University of Vermont Press, Burlington / University Press of New England, Hanover (2008)
ISBN 10: 1584657154 ISBN 13: 9781584657156
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Ad Infinitum Books
(Mount Vernon, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Vermont Press, Burlington / University Press of New England, Hanover, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 508 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. ENVIRONMENT. A historical rediscovery of one of the heroic founders of the conservation movement who was also one of the most infamous racists in American history. Scholars have labeled Madison Grant everything from the "nation's most influential racist" to the "greatest conservationist that ever lived." His life illuminates early twentieth-century America as it was heading toward the American Century, and his legacy is still very much with us today, from the speeches of immigrant-bashing politicians to the international efforts to arrest climate change. This insightful biography shows how Grant worked side-by-side with figures such as Theodore Roosevelt to found the Bronx Zoo, preserve the California redwoods, and save the American bison from extinction. But Grant was also the leader of the eugenics movement in the United States. He popularized the infamous notions that the blond-haired, blue-eyed Nordics were the "master race" and that the state should eliminate members of inferior races who were of no value to the community. Grant's behind-the-scenes machina tions convinced Congress to enact the immigration restriction legis lation of the 1920s, and his influence led many states to ban interracial marriage and sterilize thousands of "unworthy" citizens. Although most of the relevant archival materials on Madison Grant have mysteriously disappeared over the decades, Jonathan Spiro has devoted many years to reconstructing the hitherto concealed events of Grant's life. His astonishing feat of detective work re veals how the founder of the Bronx Zoo wound up writing the book that Adolf Hitler declared was his "bible." "Jonathan Spiro has accomplished a near-miraculous feat of scholarship, reconstructing from apparently purged primary sources the life and impact of a titan of American conservation whose enduring best-seller Ñ The Passing of the Great Race Ñ Adolph Hitler called his "Bible." Madison Grant's prolific career bridged the development of wildlife and ecosystem management with that of scientific racism and eugenics early in the twentieth century. The horrific consequences of the latter unfortunately annulled the memory of what good Grant did. Spiro not only elucidates that link, but the largely ignored continuities between the anti-democratic Anglo-American aristocracy and the German extermination program, the toll of which became apparent only after Grant's own passing."ÑGray Brechin, author of Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin "Jonathan Spiro's portrait of Madison Grant is far more than a biography. Indeed, it is a fresh portrait of two parallel and intertwined movements: racial eugenics and natural conservation. As importantly, it is also an astonishing act of recovery, a deeply researched illumination of one of the twentieth century's most enduringly significant and deeply troubling intellectuals."ÑMatthew Pratt Guterl, Indiana University Jonathan Spiro is a professor of history at Castleton State College in Vermont. (Key Words: History, Jonathan Peter Spiro, Madison Grant, Master Race, Conservation, Eugenics, Nature). book. Bookseller Inventory # 64681X1

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jonathan Peter Spiro
Published by Univ. of Vermont Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 1584657154 ISBN 13: 9781584657156
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ. of Vermont Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1584657154

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 43.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jonathan Peter Spiro
Published by Univ. of Vermont Press 2008-12-31 (2008)
ISBN 10: 1584657154 ISBN 13: 9781584657156
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Lost Books
(AUSTIN, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ. of Vermont Press 2008-12-31, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1st. 1584657154. Bookseller Inventory # 525111

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 45.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jonathan Spiro
ISBN 10: 1584657154 ISBN 13: 9781584657156
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97815846571564.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 46.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jonathan Peter Spiro
Published by Univ. of Vermont Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 1584657154 ISBN 13: 9781584657156
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ. of Vermont Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1584657154

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Spiro, Jonathan Peter
Published by Univ. of Vermont Press
ISBN 10: 1584657154 ISBN 13: 9781584657156
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ. of Vermont Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1584657154 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN6.0780479

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 54.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jonathan Peter Spiro
Published by Univ. of Vermont Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 1584657154 ISBN 13: 9781584657156
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ. of Vermont Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021584657154

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 59.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jonathan Peter Spiro
Published by Univ. of Vermont Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 1584657154 ISBN 13: 9781584657156
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ. of Vermont Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1584657154

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 63.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 8 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book