The United States Navy and Scientific Exploration, 1837-1860

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Summary

Traces the history of naval exploring expeditions in the early nineteenth century and the role of science on these voyages. Discusses the growing conflict between amateurs who promoted science as a form of nationalism and professional scientists who wished to pursue an independent course.

Subject

United States Dept. of the Navy

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Ph.D. dissertation

Contained within

(Dissertation)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1973

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • American science
  • SI, Early History
  • National Collections

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