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Taxonomies of Yellow: Linnaeus, Blumenbach, and the Making of a “Mongolian” Race in the Eighteenth Century

Michael Keevak

in Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140315
eISBN:
9781400838608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140315.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the emergence of new sorts of human taxonomies as well as new claims about the color of all human groups, including East Asians, during the course of the eighteenth century, ... More


Species and the Birth of Modern Science

John S. Wilkins

in Species: A History of the Idea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260856
eISBN:
9780520945074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260856.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the revival of the neo-Platonic view of classification after the Renaissance period. It examines the assumption of the Great Chain of Being and the contributions of the ... More


Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking

Michael Keevak

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140315
eISBN:
9781400838608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140315.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In their earliest encounters with Asia, Europeans almost uniformly characterized the people of China and Japan as white. This was a means of describing their wealth and sophistication, their ... More


Alexander Garden: A Linnaean in South Carolina and Captain Baker’s Eels

Stanley Finger and Marco Piccolino

in The Shocking History of Electric Fishes: From Ancient Epochs to the Birth of Modern Neurophysiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195366723
eISBN:
9780199897087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366723.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

The previous chapter showed the first of the important North American contributions to the electric fish story, specifically a series of experiments conducted by members of the American Philosophical ... More


Related Themes in the Natural Sciences

Margaret Schabas

in The Natural Origins of Economics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226735696
eISBN:
9780226735719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735719.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter traces the evolution of the concept of economics from among natural philosophers. It suggests that it was essentially experimental physics and natural history and not mathematical ... More


Irish Enlightenment, Human Societies, and Human Bodies

Ian Campbell

in Renaissance humanism and ethnicity before race: The Irish and the English in the seventeenth century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719088360
eISBN:
9781781706022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088360.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter six explains how orthodox and indeed actively conservative members of the Irish and English elites began to turn away from Aristotelianism in the later seventeenth century. In particular ... More


The Discovery of Marijuana in Mexico

Isaac Campos

in Home Grown: Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico's War on Drugs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835388
eISBN:
9781469601809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882689_campos.7
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses marijuana's nineteenth-century discovery in Mexico. Carl Linnaeus's creation in 1753 of a parsimonious method for classifying plant species provided a starting point for the ... More


The Eukaryote Tree of Life

Lipscomb Diana

in Beyond Cladistics: The Branching of a Paradigm

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267725
eISBN:
9780520947993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267725.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

By the early 1990s, it was becoming clear that the commonly used five kingdom classification schemes were oversimplified and simply inadequate for describing the major divisions of life. At this ... More


“Dictatorial Powers of the Botanical Gentlemen of Europe”

in Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: Natural History in Early America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226169149
eISBN:
9780226169194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169194.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The study of American natural history blossomed under the eyes of such men as Asa Gray, John James Audubon, Thomas Nuttall, and William Maclure. These men and others associated with the Philadelphia ... More


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