The Salamander and the Chameleon: Religion, Race and Evolutionism in the Anglo-Jewish Press, Montreal, 1897-1914.

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The Salamander and the Chameleon: Religion, Race and Evolutionism in the Anglo-Jewish Press, Montreal, 1897-1914.
Abstract
The common historical conception is that ethnic minority groups viewed “Social Darwinism” as a threat – a weapon used against them by nativists and reactionaries. However, an examination of Montreal’s English-language Jewish press at the turn of the twentieth century reveals that Darwinism and its offshoots – including race science and eugenicism – were employed by a few key individuals in Canadian Jewish journalism as weapons of group-defense and group-assertion in battles against anti-Semitism as well as factional disputes.
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PhD dissertation
University
Queen's University
Place
Kingston, ON
Date
2000
Language
en
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Dueck, Gordon Bernhard. “The Salamander and the Chameleon: Religion, Race and Evolutionism in the Anglo-Jewish Press, Montreal, 1897-1914.” PhD dissertation, Queen’s University, 2000. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk2/ftp03/NQ54411.pdf.
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