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Frontiers of science : imperialism and natural knowledge in the Gulf South borderlands, 1500-1850 / Cameron B. Strang.

Author/Creator:
Strang, Cameron B. author.
Publication:
Williamsburg, Virginia : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ; Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xiv, 357 pages) : illustrations, maps
Subjects:
Gulf States -- Intellectual life -- History.
Nature study -- Gulf States -- History.
Nature study -- Political aspects -- Gulf States.
Borderlands -- History.
United States -- Territorial expansion -- History.
Europe -- Colonies -- History.
Borderlands.
Intellectual life.
Nature study.
Territorial expansion.
United States.
United States -- Gulf States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
History.
Summary:
'Frontiers of Science' takes American scientific thought and discoveries away from the learned societies, museums, and teaching halls of the Northeast and puts the production of knowledge about the natural world in the context of competing empires and an expanding republic in the Gulf South.
Contents:
Introduction: the significance of the frontier in American knowledge
Violence, competition, and exchange in the early colonial era
Knowledge, weakness, and narrative in the late eighteenth century
Astronomy and U.S. expansion in the Lower Mississippi valley
Allegiance, identities, and national scientific communities
Ethnography and intelligence in the time of conquest
Deep history, deep South: slavery and geology in the antebellum era
Skulls, scalps, and Seminoles
Epilogue: how the west was known.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Print version record.
Contributor:
Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture, publisher.
Other format:
Print version: Strang, Cameron B. Frontiers of science.
ISBN:
9781469640488
1469640481
9781469640495
146964049X
9781469640471
1469640473
OCLC:
1040072278
Publisher Number:
10.5149/9781469640495_strang
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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