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From Eve to EvolutionDarwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America$
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Kimberly A. Hamlin

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780226134611

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226134758.001.0001

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Evolution and the Natural Order

Evolution and the Natural Order

(p.1) Introduction Evolution and the Natural Order
From Eve to Evolution

Kimberly A. Hamlin

University of Chicago Press

“Evolution and the Natural Order” introduces the key themes of the book, notably that evolutionary theory profoundly impacted ideas about gender and sex and that the American reception of Charles Darwin was often highly gendered. The connections between Darwin and new thinking about gender can especially be seen the American reception of The Descent of Man(1871). This chapter also introduces the Darwinian feminists who are further analyzed in the rest of the book.

Keywords:   Charles Darwin, Descent of Man, Gender, Darwinian feminists, American Darwinism, Women’s rights, Darwin’s reception

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