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The pursuit of knowledge in the early American Republic : American scientific and learned societies from colonial times to the Civil War

Author: Alexandra Oleson; Sanborn C Brown; American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Conference proceedings
History
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pursuit of knowledge in the early American Republic.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1976
(OCoLC)904074630
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Oleson; Sanborn C Brown; American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
ISBN: 0801816793 9780801816796
OCLC Number: 1958213
Notes: Papers from a five-day workshop held by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, in Cape Newagen, Me., June 1973.
Description: xxv, 372 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: The learned society in American intellectual life / John Voss --
Introduction: To build a new intellectual order / Alexandra Oleson --
Science, learning, and utility: patterns of organization in the early American republic / John C. Greene --
The national pattern of American learned societies, 1769-1863 / A. Hunter Dupree --
Definitions and speculations: the professionalization of science in America in the nineteenth century / Nathan Reingold --
The Royal Society in America / George F. Frick --
The underside of the learned society in New York, 1754-1854 / Brooke Hindle --
Shaping a provincial learned society: the early history of the Albany Institute / James M. Hobbins --
Early learned societies in Boston and vicinity / Walter Muir Whitehill --
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1812-1850 / Patsy A. Gerstner --
Science, technology, and the Franklin Institute / Bruce Sinclair --
The growth of learned and scientific societies in the southeastern United States to 1860 / Joseph Ewan --
The Western Academy of Natural Science of Cincinnati and the structure of science in the Ohio Valley, 1810-1850 / Henry D. Shapiro --
The nature of humanistic societies in early America / Marcus A. McCorison --
Medicine and the learned societies in the United States, 1660-1850 / James H. Cassedy --
The organization of agricultural improvement in the United States, 1785-1865 / Margaret W. Rossiter --
Savants and professionals: The American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1848-1860 / Sally gregory Kohlstedt --
The early development of scientific societies in Canada / Peter J. Bowler --
Commentary: an historian of education looks at the Newagen Study / Richard J. Storr --
Early American learned societies as informants on our past: some conclusions and suggestions for further research / Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz.
Responsibility: edited by Alexandra Oleson and Sanborn C. Brown.

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