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Disseminating Darwinism : the role of place, race, religion and gender

Author: Ronald L Numbers; John Stenhouse
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This innovative collection of original essays focuses on the ways in which geography, gender, race, and religion influenced the reception of Darwinism in the English-speaking world of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Essays spanning the world from Great Britain and North America to Australia and New Zealand explore the various meanings of Darwinism in these widely separated locales, while other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald L Numbers; John Stenhouse
ISBN: 0521620716 9780521620710 0521011051 9780521011051
OCLC Number: 40347286
Notes: "The papers in this volume were first presented at a conference on "Responding to Darwin" ... held in Dunedin, New Zealand, 12-15 May, 1994--P. xi"
"The essays in this volume focus specifically on the ways in which geography, gender, race and religion influenced responses to Darwin"--P. [1].
Stenhouse is a New Zealand author.
Description: xi, 300 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Science, region, and religion: the reception of Darwinism in Princeton, Belfast, and Edinburgh / David N. Livingstone --
Darwin down under: science, religion, and evolution in Australia / Barry W. Butcher --
Darwinism in New Zealand, 1859-1900 / John Stenhouse --
Environment, culture, and the reception of Darwin in Canada, 1859-1909 / Suzanne Zeller --
Darwinism in the American South / Ronald L. Numbers and Lester D. Stephens --
Darwinism, American Protestant thinkers, and the puzzle of motivation / Jon H. Roberts --
Exposing Darwin's "hidden agenda": Roman Catholic responses to evolution, 1875-1925 / R. Scott Appleby --
American Jewish responses to Darwin and evolutionary theory, 1860-1890 / Marc Swetlitz --
Black responses to Darwinism, 1859-1915 / Eric D. Anderson --
"The irrepressible woman question": women's responses to evolutionary ideology / Sally Gregory Kohlstedt and Mark R. Jorgensen.
Responsibility: edited by Ronald L. Numbers and John Stenhouse.
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