Teaching Eugenics to Children: Heredity and Reform in Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy

  title={Teaching Eugenics to Children: Heredity and Reform in Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy},
  author={K. Keely},
  journal={The Lion and the Unicorn},
  pages={363 - 389}
  • K. Keely
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • The Lion and the Unicorn
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