This chapter explores how the history of science and the history of the book can be rethought as part of a global history. It takes as its case study Samuel George Morton's Crania Americana, an infamous work in the history of scientific racism. It shows how both the publication and the reception of Morton's book were shaped in a transatlantic context, one that included authors, editors, reviewers, printers, and publishers. It also explores the making of phrenology and anthropology as separate disciplines.
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