Disseminating Darwinism: The Role of Place, Race, Religion, and Gender by Ronald L. NumbersDisseminating Darwinism: The Role of Place, Race, Religion, and Gender by Ronald L. Numbers

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

EditorRonald L. Numbers, John Stenhouse

Hardcover | December 28, 1999

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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.
Title:Disseminating Darwinism: The Role of Place, Race, Religion, and GenderFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inPublished:December 28, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521620716

ISBN - 13:9780521620710


Table of Contents

Introduction; Acknowledgments; 1. Science, region, and religion: the reception of Darwinism in Princeton, Belfast, and Edinburgh David N. Livingstone; 2. Darwin Down Under: science, religion, and evolution in Australia Barry W. Butcher; 3. Darwinism in New Zealand, 1859-1900 John Stenhouse; 4. Environment, culture, and the reception of Darwin in Canada, 1859-1909 Suzanne Zeller; 5. Darwinism in the American South Ronald L. Numbers and Lester D. Stephens; 6. Darwinism, American Protestant thinkers, and the puzzle of motivation Jon H. Roberts; 7. Exposing Darwin's 'hidden agenda': Roman Catholic responses to evolution, 1875-1925 R. Scott Appleby; 8. American Jewish Responses to Darwin and Evolutionary theories, 1860-1890 Marc Swetlitz; 9. Black responses to Darwinism, 1859-1915 Eric D. Anderson; 10. 'The irrepressible woman question': women's responses to evolutionary ideology Sally Gregory Kohlstedt and Mark R. Jorgensen.

From Our Editors

Charles Darwin’s evolution theories are perhaps the most controversial writings of all-time. Disseminating Darwinism: The Role of Place, Race, Religion, and Gender is a series of writings that focuses on how well Darwin’s thoughts were accepted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This collection looks at this reception in various parts of the world and concludes that neither size of community nor distance from Darwin’s home effected the response. The authors pay particular attention to the role of race, religion and gender and its relevance to evolution.

Editorial Reviews

"...this is a careful, rigorous, and valuable resource." Religious Studies Review