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Small Lies for Big Truths: Standards, Values, and Color Terms

Michael Rossi

in The Republic of Color: Science, Perception, and the Making of Modern America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226651729
eISBN:
9780226651866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226651866.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at anxieties and debates over color names and color terms in turn of the century America. “The Color Question,” as board game magnate and sometimes-color-scientist Milton Bradley ... More


The Natural Historians

Michael J. Lannoo

in This Land Is Your Land: The Story of Field Biology in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226358475
eISBN:
9780226358505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358505.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In this chapter I explore the role of field biology as practiced by the naturalists. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the early primitive surveys by easterners and Europeans had given way to ... More


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