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Biologists and the Promise of American Life From Meriwether Lewis to Alfred Kinsey

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ISBN-10: 0691092869

ISBN-13: 9780691092867

Edition: 2000

Authors: Philip J. Pauly

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The aim of this text is to sketch the contours of the landscape of American biological science, to see how the people who occupied that territory worked to change it.
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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.46" wide x 9.29" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Philip J. Pauly was Professor of History at Rutgers University.

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction Toward a Cultural History of American Biology
Naturalist and National Development in the Nineteenth Century
Natural History and Manifest Destiny, 1800-1865
Lewis to Barton to Pursh: The Lack of Teamwork among American Naturalists
Nature in the Early Republic
The Education of John Torrey
Asa Gray, American Botanical Entrepreneur
Gray, Agassiz, and the Impending Crisis
Darwin and the Union's Struggle for Existence
Culturing Fish, Culturing People: Federal Naturalists in the Gilded Age, 1865-1893
The Struggles of Spencer Baird
A Golden Age in the Gilded Age
A Scientific Community
Guiding National Development
Evolutionary Culture
Conflicting Visions of American Ecological Independence
The Beauty and Menace of the Japanese Cherry Trees
America's Ecological Open Door
The Beginnings of a Federal Response to Pests
Ecological Cosmopolitanism in the Bureau of Plant Industry
The Return of the Nativists
Ecological Independence and Immigration Restriction
Specialization and Organization Prologue
Whitman's American Biology
Life Science Initiatives in the Late Nineteenth Century
The Eclipse of the Federal Naturalists
From Agassiz to Burbank: A Cross-Country Tour
Academic Biology: Searching for Order in Life
American Naturalists
A Scientific Confederacy
Medical Reform, Universities, and Urban Life
Whitman and Chicago
Challenges to University Biology
A Place of Their Own: The Significance of Woods Hole
Summer Colonies
Summering Scientists
The Development of Woods Hole
Whitman's Desires
The Biological Community
Woods Hole and American Biology
Neglecting American Life
The Age of Biology Prologue
A View from the Heights
The Development of High School Biology
Life in Hell's Kitchen
Biology Education and Mental Development
Pedagogical Problems
Producing Modern Americans
Big Questions
Why the Scopes Trial Mattered
The Rough Rider, and Other Spokesmen for Science
Academic Biologists Address the Public
William Emerson Ritter and the Glory of life
Good Breeding in Modern America
The Imperfect Amalgamation of Eugenics and Biology
Charles B. Davenport and the Difficullty of Eugenic Research
Solving the Problems of Sex
Alfred Kinsey's America
Epilogue
Notes
Index