Social Darwinism in American Thought - Richard Hofstadter

Social Darwinism in American Thought

Richard Hofstadter

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Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory & the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought & political action. Theorists such as Herbert Spencer & Wm Graham Sumner adopted the idea of the struggle for existence as justification for the evils as

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