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Author Stephens, Lester D.

Title Science, race, and religion in the American South : John Bachman and the Charleston circle of naturalists, 1815-1895 / by Lester D. Stephens
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 338 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Scientific Terms Used in this Work; 1. In a Singular Place; 2. Exalting Two Books; 3. In the Shadow of Audubon; 4. Treasures of Earth and Sea; 5. A Low Class of Animals; 6. From Alpha to Omega; 7. Ancient Animals; 8. Passionate Pursuits; 9. Hyenas and Hybrids; 10. The Jawbone of an Ass; 11. The Broken Circle; 12. Last Links; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography
Summary Examining the scientific activities and contributions of the members of the Charleston's circle of naturalists, this text pays attention to the problems faced by the group and the ways in which their religious and racial beliefs interacted with and shaped their scientific pursuits
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-326) and index
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Subject Bachman, John, 1790-1874.
Natural history -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 19th century.
Naturalists -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99027008
ISBN 0807825182 (cloth. ; alk. paper)
0807861197 (electronic bk.)
9780807825181 (cloth. ; alk. paper)
9780807861196 (electronic bk.)
(cloth. ; alk. paper)