Disseminating Darwinism: The Role of Place, Race, Religion, and Gender

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Ronald L. Numbers, John Stenhouse
Cambridge University Press, Aug 6, 2001 - History - 300 pages
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This innovative collection of original essays focuses on the ways in which geography, gender, race, and religion influenced the reception of Darwinism in the English-speaking world of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The contributions to this volume collectively illustrate the importance of local social, physical, and religious arrangements, while revealing that neither distance from Darwin's home at Down nor size of community greatly influenced how various regions responded to Darwinism. Essays spanning the world from Great Britain and North America to Australia and New Zealand explore the various meanings for Darwinism in these widely separated locales, while other chapters focus on the difference it made in the debates over evolution.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Science region and religion the reception of Darwinism in Princeton Belfast and Edinburgh
7
Darwin down under science religion and evolution in Australia
39
Darwinism in New Zealand 18591900
61
Environment culture and the reception of Darwin in Canada 18591909
91
Darwinism in the American South
123
Darwinism American Protestant thinkers and the puzzle of motivation
145
Exposing Darwins hidden agenda Roman Catholic responses to evolution 18751925
173
American Jewish responses to Darwin and evolutionary theory 18601890
209
Black responses to Darwinism 18591915
247
The irrepressible woman question womens responses to evolutionary ideology
267
Index
295
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