Interesting find, PGA.
Predates the Eugenics movement, that got my attention. I did a little digging.
There are several fictional novels of that era, of a socialist/utopian bent. 19th century science fiction, if you will.
Who’da thunk? Raises the possibility that liberals are just late-19th century Trekkies?
They did that a lot.
Francis Bellamy’s book “Looking Backward” did a lot to introduce Nationalism.(While Bellamy wasn’t a progressive, he did start writing for the Fabians toward the end of his life)
Edward House’s book “Philip Dru Administrator” is very much like a progressive blueprint, with expert panels filled with czars running the show.
Ernest Poole’s book “The Harbor” is considered a socialist novel.
All of these books are downloadable for free online, and in audio book formats as well.