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Recreating Newton

Recreating Newton

Newtonian Biography and the Making of Nineteenth-Century History of Science

Higgitt examines Isaac Newton’s changing legacy during the nineteenth century. She focuses on 1820-1870, a period that saw the creation of the specialized and secularized role of the “scientist.” At the same time, researchers gained better access to Newton’s archives. These were used both by those who wished to undermine the traditional, idealised depiction of scientific genius and those who felt obliged to defend Newtonian hagiography. Higgitt shows how debates about Newton’s character stimulated historical scholarship and led to the development of a new expertise in the history of science.

The Making of British Anthropology, 1813-1871

The Making of British Anthropology, 1813-1871

Victorian anthropology has been derided as an “armchair practice,” distinct from the scientific discipline of the twentieth century. But the observational practices that characterized the study of human diversity developed from the established sciences of natural history, geography and medicine. Sera-Shriar argues that anthropology at this time went through a process of innovation which built on scientifically grounded observational study. Far from being an evolutionary dead end, nineteenth-century anthropology laid the foundations for the field-based science of anthropology today.

Science and Moral Imagination

Science and Moral Imagination

A New Ideal for Values in Science

A Direct Challenge to the Idea That Science Should Be Value-Free and Values Should Be Evidence-Free

Fearful Vassals

Fearful Vassals

Urban Elite Loyalty in the Viceroyalty of Río de la Plata, 1776-1810

A Social History of Elite Spanish Loyalists and the Groups that Challenged Them in the Years Before South American Independence

Magnetic Woman

Magnetic Woman

Toyen and the Surrealist Erotic

A New Interdisciplinary Study of Czech Gender-Fluid Artist Toyen Based on Rare Primary Sources

Tarantas

Tarantas

Impressions of a Journey

A New Translation of this Overlooked Satirical Novella on the State of Russia in the Mid-19th Century

Cultural Landscapes of India

Cultural Landscapes of India

Imagined, Enacted, and Reclaimed

New Ways of Understanding and Reclaiming Landscapes as Living Sites of Cultural Heritage

Rhetorical Crossover

Rhetorical Crossover

The Black Presence in White Culture

An Examination of the Ways African American Rhetoric Becomes Whitened When It Crosses Over into White Audiences

Poets, Philosophers, Lovers

Poets, Philosophers, Lovers

On the Writings of Giannina Braschi

A Collection of Essays that Cast a Light on Giannina Braschi’s Exquisite, Experimental, and Genre and Gender Bending Work

Bound in the Bond of Life

Bound in the Bond of Life

Pittsburgh Writers Reflect on the Tree of Life Tragedy

Essays That Confront the Personal and Public Aspects of Surviving Tragedy and Demonstrate How Pittsburgh Is Still Stronger Than Hate

The Pope in Poland

The Pope in Poland

The Pilgrimages of John Paul II, 1979-1991

A Nuanced Account of Pope John Paul II’s Historical Visits to Poland in the Late Communist Era

To Risk It All

To Risk It All

General Forbes, the Capture of Fort Duquesne, and the Course of Empire in the Ohio Country

A Comprehensive History Placing Forbes and His Campaign during the Seven Years’ War within the Context of the Eighteenth Century British Empire

The Firebird

The Firebird

The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy

A Revealing Insider Account of the First Years of Russian Independence

Irish Presbyterians and the Shaping of Western Pennsylvania, 1770-1830

Irish Presbyterians and the Shaping of Western Pennsylvania, 1770-1830

A Fascinating Study of One of the Earliest and Most Influential Groups to Settle Western Pennsylvania

Cultivating Victory

Cultivating Victory

The Women's Land Army and the Victory Garden Movement

A compelling study of the sea change brought about in politics, society, and gender roles during World Wars I and II by campaigns to recruit Women’s Land Armies in Great Britain and the United States to cultivate victory gardens. Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant compares and contrasts the outcomes of war in both nations as seen through women’s ties to labor, agriculture, the home, and the environment. She sheds new light on the cultural legacies left by the Women’s Land Armies and their major role in shaping national and personal identities.

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