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The Resource American women of letters and the nineteenth-century sciences : styles of affiliation, Nina Baym

American women of letters and the nineteenth-century sciences : styles of affiliation, Nina Baym

Label
American women of letters and the nineteenth-century sciences : styles of affiliation
Title
American women of letters and the nineteenth-century sciences
Title remainder
styles of affiliation
Statement of responsibility
Nina Baym
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the responses to science displayed in a range of writings by American women. Conceding that they could not become scientists, women insisted, however, that they were capable of understanding science and participating in its discourse. They used their access to publishing to advocate the study and transmission of scientific information to the general public. Baym's book includes biographies and a full exploration of these women's works. She also investigates science in women's novels, writing by and about women doctors, and the scientific claims advanced by women's spiritualist movements
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baym, Nina
Dewey number
810.9/356
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.S34
LC item number
B39 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Literature and science
  • Women and literature
  • American literature
  • Women in science
  • Science
  • Women scientists
  • Science in literature
Label
American women of letters and the nineteenth-century sciences : styles of affiliation, Nina Baym
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Print and women's scientific affiliations -- Almira Phelps and the discipline of botany -- Sarah Hale and the circulation of science -- Catharine Esther Beecher and the sciences of home -- Susan Fenimore Cooper and ladies' science -- Elizabeth Cary Agassiz and heroic science -- Testing scientific limits: Emma Willard and Maria Mitchell -- Emily Dickinson and scientific skepticism -- The sciences in women's novels -- Women of letters and medical science -- Spiritual science
Control code
46685174
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 265 pages
Isbn
9780813529851
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001019805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
American women of letters and the nineteenth-century sciences : styles of affiliation, Nina Baym
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Print and women's scientific affiliations -- Almira Phelps and the discipline of botany -- Sarah Hale and the circulation of science -- Catharine Esther Beecher and the sciences of home -- Susan Fenimore Cooper and ladies' science -- Elizabeth Cary Agassiz and heroic science -- Testing scientific limits: Emma Willard and Maria Mitchell -- Emily Dickinson and scientific skepticism -- The sciences in women's novels -- Women of letters and medical science -- Spiritual science
Control code
46685174
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 265 pages
Isbn
9780813529851
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001019805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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