Science in Nineteenth Century America: A Documentary History

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Collection of documents relating to the rise of science in the nineteenth century. Includes chapters on Joseph Henry, the Wilkes Expedition, Matthew Fontaine Maury, Edward Drinker Cope, Othniel Charles Marsh and the National Academy of Sciences.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Cope, E. D (Edward Drinker) 1840-1897
  • Marsh, Othniel Charles
  • Maury, Matthew Fontaine
  • United States Exploring Expedition (USEE)
  • National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)


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