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Historicizing humans : deep time, evolution, and race in nineteenth-century British sciences / edited by Efram Sera-Shriar ; with an afterword by Theodore Koditschek.

Contributor(s): Sera-Shriar, Efram [editor] | Koditschek, Theodore [writer of afterword.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Science and culture in the nineteenth century: Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : University of Pittsburgh Press, c2018Description: vi, 326 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780822945291.Subject(s): Physical anthropology -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Anthropology -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Human evolution -- Philosophy -- History -- 19th century
Contents:
Introduction: From the beginning: human history theories in Nineteenth-Century British sciences / Efram Sera-Shriar -- 1. Contemporaries of the Cave Bear and the Woolly Rhinoceros: historicizing prehistoric humans and extinct beasts, 1859-1914 / Chris Manias -- 2. Of rocks and "men": the cosmogony of John William Dawson / Nanna Katrine Lüders Kaalund -- 3. Historicizing belief: E.B. Tylor, Primitive Culture, and the evolution of religion / Efram Sera-Shriar -- 4. The history of the "Red Man": William Bollaert and the indigenous people of the Americas / Maurizio Esposito and Abigail Nieves Delgado -- 5. Historicizing humans in Colonial India / Thomas Simpson -- 6. How and why Darwin got emotional about race / Gregory Radick -- 7. The Comparative Method in "Shallow Time": Walter Scott, Thomas Carlyle, and Francis Galton / Helen Kingstone -- 8. The future evolution of "man" / Ian Hesketh -- Afterword: historiographical reflections on the historicization of humans in Nineteenth-Century British sciences / Theodore Koditschek.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-314) and index.

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