Fifth generation of the Juke Family

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Title

Fifth generation of the Juke Family

Subject

Dugdale, R. L. (Richard Louis), 1841-1883
Eugenics
Genealogical tables
Juke family

Description

One of the first and most influential of the eugenic studies of a pseudonymous family, Richard L. Dugdale’s The Jukes traces the origins of imprisoned members of the same family back to the colonial period to examine inherited and environmental tendencies to poverty, crime, and disease. Dugdale estimates the financial cost to society of maintenance of the Jukes and concludes with, “Over a million and a quarter dollars of loss in 75 years, caused by a single family 1,200 strong, without reckoning the cash paid for whisky, or taking into account the entailment of pauperism and crime of the survivors in the next generation, and the incurable disease, idiocy and insanity growing out of this debauchery, and reaching into the third and fourth generations. It is getting to be time to ask, do our courts, our laws, our alms-houses and our jails deal with the question presented?”

Arthur H. Estabrook, a field worker of the Eugenics Record Office, later used Dugdale’s original research and traced Juke descendants to produce a follow-up study, The Jukes in 1915. Estabrook displayed photographs of the Jukes along with some of his data at the 1921 International Exhibition of Eugenics in New York.

Abstract

Portion of a chart showing the fifth generation of the Juke family following page 16 of “The Jukes” : a study in crime, pauperism, disease and heredity ; also further studies of criminals by R. L. Dugdale

Creator

Dugdale, R. L. (Richard Louis), 1841-1883

Publisher

G. P. Putnam’s Sons

Date Created

1877

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (2.G.5)

References

Full text available online here through the Medical Heritage Library

Format

text

Extent

Portion of 1 chart

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

0001946

Provenance

Gift of the Lowell Hospital Association to the Boston Medical Library, 1907

Files

0001946_dref.jpg

Citation

Dugdale, R. L. (Richard Louis), 1841-1883, “Fifth generation of the Juke Family,” OnView, accessed June 17, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6219.