September 29, 2021
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Panel: Illiberal Reformers: Why Eugenics Went Viral in the Progressive Era
Economic historian Thomas C. Leonard will reexamine those reformers whose top-down agenda informed the Progressive Era redress of massive Gilded-Age inequity. They presided over the management of the administrative state, which, they believed, would humanize and rationalize industrial capitalism—while sorting out “the unfit” from the industrial wage economy.