The Scientific Enterprise in America (Readings from Isis S.)

The Scientific Enterprise in America (Readings from Isis S.)

By: Ronald L. Numbers (author), Charles E. Rosenberg (author)Hardback

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This collection of 16 essays on the history of science in America ranges chronologically from the early 19th century to the 1990s. The essays reflect the scope of the discipline: from the pursuit of science in elite academic, industrial and governmental settings to science at home and in the movies. Such timely issues as women and science, the ethics of science, and the atomic bomb are examined. Contributions include Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, "Parlors, Primers, and Public Schooling: Education for Science in Nineteenth-Century America"; Margaret Rossiter, "Women's Work in Science, 1880-1910"; Philip J. Pauly, "The Development of High School Biology: New York City, 1900-1925"; Susan E. Lederer, "Political Animals: The Shaping of Biomedical Research Literature in 20th-Century America"; Stanley Goldberg, "Inventing a Climate of Opinion: Vannevar Bush and the Decision to Build the Bomb"; Daniel J. Kevles, "The National Science Foundation and the Debate over Postwar Research Policy, 1942-1945: A Political Interpretation of Science The Endless Frontier"; David A. Hollinger, "Science as a Weapon in Kulturkampfe in the United States During and After World War II"; and others. These essays originally were published in "Isis", a publication of the History of Science Society.

Contents

Science in American Society: A Generation of Historical Debate Charles E. Rosenberg The Process of Professionalization in America Science: The Emergent Period, 1820-1860 George H. Daniels The Dilemmas of Science in the United States: Alexander Dallas Bache and the U.S. Coast Survey Hugh Richard Slotten Parlors, Primers, and Public Schooling: Education for Science in Nineteenth-Century America Sally Gregory Kohlstedt Sources of Misconception on the Role of Science in the Nineteenth-Century American College Stanley M. Guralnick The Ph.D. Machine: Building on the Collegiate Base Robert E. Kohler "Women's Work" in Science, 1880-1910 Margaret W. Rossiter Mathematics and the Physical Sciences in America, 1880-1930 John W. Servos The Development of High School Biology: New York City, 1900-1925 Philip J. Pauly Ionists in Industry: Physical Chemistry at General Electric, 1900-1915 George Wise Cinematic Nature: Hollywood Technology, Popular Culture, and the American Museum of Natural History Gregg Mitman Political Animals: The Shaping of Biomedical Research Literature in Twentieth-Century America Susan E. Lederer MIT and the Federal "Angel": Academic R & D and Federal-Private Cooperation before World War II Larry Owens Inventing a Climate of Opinion: Vannevar Bush and the Decision to Build the Bomb Stanley Goldberg The National Science Foundation and the Debate over Postwar Research Policy, 1942-1945: A Political Interpretation of Science - The Endless Frontier Daniel J. Kevles Science as a Weapon in Kulturkampfe in the United States During and After World War II David A. Hollinger Appendix: Isis Articles on American Science, 1912-1995 Contributors and Editors

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780226608372
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780226608372
  • ISBN10: 0226608379

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