Science, Race, and Religion in the American South: John Bachman and the Charleston Circle of Naturalists, 1815@-1895 / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $13.63
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 82%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $13.63   
  • New (2) from $72.20   
  • Used (7) from $13.63   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$72.20
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(871)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new and unread! Join our growing list of satisfied customers!

Ships from: Phoenix, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$72.21
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23385)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

In the decades before the Civil War, Charleston, South Carolina, enjoyed recognition as the center of scientific activity in the South. By 1850, only three other cities in the United States—Philadelphia, Boston, and New York—exceeded Charleston in natural history studies, and the city boasted an excellent museum of natural history. Examining the scientific activities and contributions of John Bachman, Edmund Ravenel, John Edwards Holbrook, Lewis R. Gibbes, Francis S. Holmes, and John McCrady, Lester Stephens uncovers the important achievements of Charleston's circle of naturalists in a region that has conventionally been dismissed as largely devoid of scientific interests.

Stephens devotes particular attention to the special problems faced by the Charleston naturalists and to the ways in which their religious and racial beliefs interacted with and shaped their scientific pursuits. In the end, he shows, cultural commitments proved stronger than scientific principles. When the South seceded from the Union in 1861, the members of the Charleston circle placed regional patriotism above science and union and supported the Confederate cause. The ensuing war had a devastating impact on the Charleston naturalists—and on science in the South. The Charleston circle never fully recovered from the blow, and a century would elapse before the South took an equal role in the pursuit of mainstream scientific research.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
A rich account of how natural history was actually produced, particularly in the antebellum era.

Journal of Southern History

It will likely stand as definitive on this subject for years to come.Journal of American History

Stephens's wide-ranging research and talents as a sympathetic biographer cast welcome light on the importance of this group.

American Historical Review

This book should become a standard reference for its biographical and technical details on these naturalists.

North Carolina Historical Review

It is crystal clear from [this] careful exposition that science has always been about more than disclosing the facts of nature.

Books & Culture

From the Publisher

A rich account of how natural history was actually produced, particularly in the antebellum era.

Journal of Southern History

It will likely stand as definitive on this subject for years to come.Journal of American History

Stephens's wide-ranging research and talents as a sympathetic biographer cast welcome light on the importance of this group.

American Historical Review

This book should become a standard reference for its biographical and technical details on these naturalists.

North Carolina Historical Review

It is crystal clear from [this] careful exposition that science has always been about more than disclosing the facts of nature.

Books & Culture

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807825181
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2000
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Lester D. Stephens is emeritus professor of history at the University of Georgia.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Preface
Acknowledgments
Scientific Terms Used in This Work
1. In a Singular Place
2. Exalting Two Books
3. In the Shadow of Audubon
4. Treasures of Earth and Sea
5. A Low Class of Animals
6. From Alpha to Omega
7. Ancient Animals
8. Passionate Pursuits
9. Hyenas and Hybrids
10. The Jawbone of an Ass
11. The Broken Circle
12. Last Links
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

IllustrationsCharleston, 1851 Frontispiece
John Bachman
Four species of shrews
John James Audubon
Edmund Ravenel
Fossil echinoderms
John Edwards Holbrook
Blanding's turtle
Lewis Reeve Gibbes
Dwarf waterdog
Francis Simmons Holmes
Fossil gastropod shells
John McCrady
Two species of hydromedusae
Samuel George Morton
Louis Agassiz
Josiah Clark Nott

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)