From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America
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Num Pages: 248 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; HBJK; HBLL; HBTB; JFSJ1; PDX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 155 x 229 x 18. Weight in Grams: 394. . 2015. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780226324777
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Hamlin chronicles the lives and writings of the women who combined their enthusiasm for evolutionary science with their commitment to women?s rights, including Antoinette Brown Blackwell, Eliza Burt Gamble, Helen Hamilton Gardener, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. These Darwinian feminists believed evolutionary science proved that women were not inferior to men, that it was natural for mothers to work outside the home, and that women should control reproduction. The practical applications of this evolutionary feminism came to fruition, Hamlin shows, in the early thinking and writing of the American birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger.
Much scholarship has been dedicated to analyzing what Darwin and other male evolutionists had to say about women, but very little has been written regarding what women themselves had to say about evolution. From Eve to Evolution adds much-needed female voices to the vast literature on Darwin in America.
About the Author: Kimberly A. Hamlin is associate professor of American studies and history at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She lives in Cincinnati.
Title: From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and ...
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
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