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dc.contributor.advisorRymph, Catherine E.eng
dc.contributor.authorWeingartner, Andrea M., 1980-eng
dc.coverage.spatialMiddle Westeng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on April 16, 2008)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes free thought references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- History.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This thesis investigates the free thought, free love, and eugenics movements by examining the figure of Moses Harman. It considers the way in which free thought and free love came together to produce a unique movement in the Midwest and also looks at the beginnings of the eugenics movement as it emerged in the early twentieth century. These movements and their subsequent developments and interactions are viewed through the historical figure of Moses Harman. Harman's experiences with and influences on free thought, free love, and eugenics is shown by examining journals edited and published by him from 1880-1910. This study implicates that radical social movements were not limited to the East Coast, that there was significant activity in the Midwest during the late nineteenth century. Not only were Harman and his followers working to change social conditions based on their own ideas, they were primarily reacting to social controls of government reform and calling for a return to fundamental American principles of free speech and a secular government. The late nineteenth century, instead of being a time period of Victorian and Social Purity consensus, was a time period of increasing social conflicts as America transitioned into the modern twentieth century.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb63071319eng
dc.identifier.oclc224550293eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/6033
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/6033eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.subject.lcshHarman, Moses, -- 1830-1910eng
dc.subject.lcshFree thought -- Historyeng
dc.subject.lcshFree love -- Historyeng
dc.subject.lcshEugenics -- Historyeng
dc.subject.lcshAgnosticism -- Historyeng
dc.titleMoses Harman: free thought, free love, and eugenics in the Midwest, 1880-1910eng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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