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1921 | The Second International Eugenics Congress

1921 | The Second International Eugenics Congress

The Second International Eugenics Congress was held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Attendees were from Europe, the U.S., and Central and South America. U.S attendees played a prominent role by contributing the majority of the papers and exhibits presented at the Congress. Immigration was a major issue in U.S. politics and society at the time U.S. eugenicists, like the ERO Director Harry Laughlin, believed European immigrants were “inferior” and their differential birthrates represented a threat to the "superior" Nordic races.  

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