The Triumph of Evolution: The Heredity-environment Controversy, 1900-1941

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988 - Science - 351 pages
Hamilton Cravens challenges widespread belief to argue that the impact of evolutionary ideas on American culture and science has been greater since the collapse of Social Darwinism. He portrays a new generation of American scientists whose pioneering work led to the bitterly debated heredity-environment controversy in the 1920s and then, in the '30s, to a 'synthetic' theory of how heredity and environment together shaped human nature and culture.

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THE DISCOVERY OF NATURE
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Omnis Culture Ex Cultura
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Sociology and Culture
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