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The Resource Biologists and the promise of American life : from Meriwether Lewis to Alfred Kinsey, Philip J. Pauly

Biologists and the promise of American life : from Meriwether Lewis to Alfred Kinsey, Philip J. Pauly

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Biologists and the promise of American life : from Meriwether Lewis to Alfred Kinsey
Title
Biologists and the promise of American life
Title remainder
from Meriwether Lewis to Alfred Kinsey
Statement of responsibility
Philip J. Pauly
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Beginning with the return of the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1806, botanists and zoologists identified science with national culture, linking their work to continental imperialism and the creation of an industrial republic. Pauly examines this nineteenth-century movement in local scientific communities with national reach: the partnership of Asa Gray and Louis Agassiz at Harvard University, the excitement of work at the Smithsonian Institution and the Geological Survey, and disputes at the Agriculture Department over the continent's future. He then describes the establishment of biology as an academic discipline in the late nineteenth century, and the retreat of life scientists from the problems of American nature
  • The early twentieth century, however, witnessed a new burst of public-oriented activity among biologists. Here Pauly chronicles such topics as the introduction of biology into high school curricula, the efforts of eugenicists to alter the "breeding" of Americans, and the influence of sexual biology on Americans' most private lives."--Jacket
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Pauly, Philip J
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Biology
  • United States
  • Biology
  • Civilization
  • United States
  • Biologie
  • Onderwijs
  • Biologie
  • USA
  • United States
  • NATURE / Reference
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
  • SCIENCE / History
  • Biology
  • Civilization
Label
Biologists and the promise of American life : from Meriwether Lewis to Alfred Kinsey, Philip J. Pauly
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-301)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Toward a cultural history of American biology -- pt. I. Naturalists and national development in the nineteenth century. 1. 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 -- 2. 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 -- 3. 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
  • pt. II. Specialization and organization. Whitman's American biology -- 4. Life science initiatives in the late nineteenth century : The eclipse of the federal naturalists ; From Agassiz to Burbank: a cross-country tour -- 5. 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 -- 6. 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
  • pt. III. The age of biology. A view from the heights -- 7. The development of high school biology : Life in Hell's Kitchen ; Biology education and mental development ; Pedagogical problems ; Producing modern Americans -- 8. 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 -- 9. Good breeding in modern America : The imperfect amalgamation of eugenics and biology ; Charles B. Davenport and the difficulty of eugenic research ; Solving the problems of sex ; Alfred Kinsey's America
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on1041854031
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1 online resource (xvi, 313 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780691186337
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations
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22573/ctv398wp9
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(OCoLC)1041854031
Label
Biologists and the promise of American life : from Meriwether Lewis to Alfred Kinsey, Philip J. Pauly
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-301)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Toward a cultural history of American biology -- pt. I. Naturalists and national development in the nineteenth century. 1. 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 -- 2. 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 -- 3. 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
  • pt. II. Specialization and organization. Whitman's American biology -- 4. Life science initiatives in the late nineteenth century : The eclipse of the federal naturalists ; From Agassiz to Burbank: a cross-country tour -- 5. 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 -- 6. 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
  • pt. III. The age of biology. A view from the heights -- 7. The development of high school biology : Life in Hell's Kitchen ; Biology education and mental development ; Pedagogical problems ; Producing modern Americans -- 8. 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 -- 9. Good breeding in modern America : The imperfect amalgamation of eugenics and biology ; Charles B. Davenport and the difficulty of eugenic research ; Solving the problems of sex ; Alfred Kinsey's America
Control code
on1041854031
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 313 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186337
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv398wp9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041854031

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