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

Author: Ronald L Numbers
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats
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This book focuses on the ways in which geography, gender, race, and religion influenced the reception of Darwinism from about 1850 to 1915. Essays spanning the world explore the various meanings of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald L Numbers
ISBN: 0521011051 9780521011051 0521620716 9780521620710
OCLC Number: 886702391
Description: 300 Seiten ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; Acknowledgments; 1. Science, region, and religion: the reception of Darwinism in Princeton, Belfast, and Edinburgh David N. Livingstone; 2. Darwin Down Under: science, religion, and evolution in Australia Barry W. Butcher; 3. Darwinism in New Zealand, 1859-1900 John Stenhouse; 4. Environment, culture, and the reception of Darwin in Canada, 1859-1909 Suzanne Zeller; 5. Darwinism in the American South Ronald L. Numbers and Lester D. Stephens; 6. Darwinism, American Protestant thinkers, and the puzzle of motivation Jon H. Roberts; 7. Exposing Darwin's 'hidden agenda': Roman Catholic responses to evolution, 1875-1925 R. Scott Appleby; 8. American Jewish Responses to Darwin and Evolutionary theories, 1860-1890 Marc Swetlitz; 9. Black responses to Darwinism, 1859-1915 Eric D. Anderson; 10. 'The irrepressible woman question': women's responses to evolutionary ideology Sally Gregory Kohlstedt and Mark R. Jorgensen.
Responsibility: ed. by Ronald L. Numbers and John Stenhouse.

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