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The Resource From Eve to evolution : Darwin, science, and women's rights in Gilded Age America, Kimberly A. Hamlin

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

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From Eve to evolution : Darwin, science, and women's rights in Gilded Age America
Title
From Eve to evolution
Title remainder
Darwin, science, and women's rights in Gilded Age America
Statement of responsibility
Kimberly A. Hamlin
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This work provides a study of American women's responses to evolutionary theory and illuminates the role science played in the nineteenth-century women's rights movement. Here the author 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 explained in The Descent of Man, as an alternative to the creation story in Genesis. The author chronicles the lives and writings of the women who combined their enthusiasm for evolutionary science with their commitment to women's rights, including Antoinette Brown Blackwell, Eliza Burt Gamble, Helen Hamilton Gardener, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. These Darwinian feminists believed evolutionary science proved that women were not inferior to men, that it was natural for mothers to work outside the home, and that women should control reproduction. The practical applications of this evolutionary feminism came to fruition, it si shown, in the early thinking and writing of the American birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger. In contrast to the extensive scholarship that has been dedicated to analyzing what Darwin and other males evolutionists had to say about women, this work offers information on what women themselves had to say about evolution. -- From book jacket
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamlin, Kimberly A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1191.U6
LC item number
H36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminism and science
  • Evolution (Biology) and the social sciences
  • Women's rights
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Evolution (Biology) and the social sciences
  • Feminism and science
  • Women's rights
  • United States
Label
From Eve to evolution : Darwin, science, and women's rights in Gilded Age America, Kimberly A. Hamlin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Evolution and the natural order -- Eve's curse -- "The science of feminine humanity" -- Working women and animal mothers -- "Female choice" and the reproductive autonomy of women -- Conclusion
Control code
858672935
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780226134611
Lccn
2013037257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858672935
Label
From Eve to evolution : Darwin, science, and women's rights in Gilded Age America, Kimberly A. Hamlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Evolution and the natural order -- Eve's curse -- "The science of feminine humanity" -- Working women and animal mothers -- "Female choice" and the reproductive autonomy of women -- Conclusion
Control code
858672935
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780226134611
Lccn
2013037257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858672935

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