A Companion to the History of American Science

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Georgina M. Montgomery, Mark A. Largent
John Wiley & Sons, Oct 7, 2015 - Science - 712 pages
A Companion to the History of American Science offers a collection of essays that give an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science.
  • Covers topics including astronomy, agriculture, chemistry, eugenics, Big Science, military technology, and more
  • Features contributions by the most accomplished scholars in the field of science history
  • Covers pivotal events in U.S. history that shaped the development of science and science policy such as WWII, the Cold War, and the Women’s Rights movement

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I read Constance Areson Clark's essay, “Popularizing Science.” Discussing the popularizing of science, Clark writes, “Americans evinced a strong interest in science and natural history. An energetic ... Read full review


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Georgina M. Montgomery is Associate Professor of Science History at Michigan State University. She is co-editor of Making Animal Meaning (2011) and author of Primates in the Real World: Escaping Primate Folklore and Creating Primate Science (2015).

Mark A. Largent is Professor and Associate Dean of Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University. He is the author of Vaccine: The Debate in Modern America (2012) and Breeding Contempt: The History of Coerced Sterilization in the United States (2007).

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