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Darwin's sacred cause : race, slavery and the quest for human origins

Author: Adrian J Desmond; James R Moore
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By examining Darwin's manuscripts and correspondence (published and unpublished) and covert notebooks, the author put forward the argument that Darwin's hatred of slavery shaped his ideas and laid the foundations for his revolutionary ideas.
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Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian J Desmond; James R Moore
ISBN: 9780141032207 0141032200
OCLC Number: 440113543
Notes: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2009.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Adrian Desmond and James Moore.

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Darwin was committed to the abolition of slavery, in part because of his family's deeply held beliefs. Written by world authorities on Darwin, this title gives a completely new explanation of how  Read more...

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