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From Eve to evolution : Darwin, science, and women's rights in Gilded Age America

Author: Kimberly A Hamlin
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Eve to Evolution provides the first full-length study of American women's responses to evolutionary theory and illuminates the role science played in the nineteenth-century women's rights movement. Kimberly A. Hamlin reveals how a number of nineteenth-century women, raised on the idea that Eve's sin forever fixed women's subordinate status, embraced Darwinian evolution--especially sexual selection theory as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly A Hamlin
ISBN: 9780226134611 022613461X
OCLC Number: 1078653956
Description: 238 p. : ill.
Contents: Introduction: Evolution and the natural order --
1. Eve's curse --
2. "The science of feminine humanity" --
3. Working women and animal mothers --
4. "Female choice" and the reproductive autonomy of women --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Kimberly A. Hamlin.

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Provides the study of American women's responses to evolutionary theory and illuminates the role science played in the nineteenth-century women's rights movement.  Read more...

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