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date: 25 January 2022

Social Darwinism. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Robert C. BannisterRobert C. Bannister

Appearing first in the writings of European socialists about 1880, this term characterized theories that applied to human society Darwinian concepts of selection, struggle, and survival. When the phrase “survival of the fittest,” coined by ... ...

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