Renaissance Eugenics

History Extra | 19 October 2023 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Mackenzie Cooley about her book The Perfection of Nature: Animals, Breeding, and Race in the Renaissance. Backgrounds how the Renaissance era obsession with animal breeding prompted people to think about whether humankind could also be improved by selective breeding. Discusses how ideas about animal breeding tied into colonialism, race and eugenics.

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