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“The Science of Feminine Humanity”

Kimberly A. Hamlin

in From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226134611
eISBN:
9780226134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134758.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Throughout the 1870s and 1880s, science ranked high on the women’s rights agenda. Enthused by evolutionary theory’s challenge to Adam and Eve, many female activists firmly believed that the progress ... More


Working Women and Animal Mothers

Kimberly A. Hamlin

in From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226134611
eISBN:
9780226134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134758.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter three analyzes how various thinkers applied evolutionary theory to turn-of-the-twentieth century debates about motherhood. Opponents of women’s advancement typically claimed that women’s ... More


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