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Author Bergland, Renée L., 1963-

Title Maria Mitchell and the sexing of science : an astronomer among the American romantics / Renée Bergland
Published Boston : Beacon Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 300 pages)
Contents Urania's island -- Nantucket Athena -- The sexes of science -- Miss Mitchell's comet -- "A center of rude eyes and tongues" -- The shoulders of giants -- The yankee Corinnes -- A mentor in Florence -- The war years -- Vassar Female College -- No miserable bluestocking -- "Good woman that she is" -- The undevout astronomer -- Retrograde motion -- Urania's inversion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-283) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mitchell, Maria, 1818-1889.
Astronomers -- Massachusetts -- Biography.
Feminism and science -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Women astronomers -- Massachusetts -- Biography.
Massachusetts -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007035133
ISBN 0807097659 (electronic bk.)
9780807097656 (electronic bk.)