Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9780226608372 Published April 1996
Paper $17.95 ISBN: 9780226608389 Published March 1996

The Scientific Enterprise in America

Readings from Isis

Edited by Ronald L. Numbers and Charles E. Rosenberg

The Scientific Enterprise in America
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Edited by Ronald L. Numbers and Charles E. Rosenberg

348 pages | 6-3/4 x 10 | © 1996
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9780226608372 Published April 1996
Paper $17.95 ISBN: 9780226608389 Published March 1996
This collection of sixteen essays on the history of science in America ranges chronologically from the early nineteenth century to the present. The essays reflect the ever-broadening scope of the discipline: from the pursuit of science in elite academic, industrial, and governmental settings to science at home and in the movies. Such timely issues as women and science, the ethics of science, and the bomb are examined.

Contributions include Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, "Parlors, Primers, and Public Schooling: Education for Science in Nineteenth-Century America;" Margaret Rossiter, "'Women's Work' in Science, 1880-1910;" Philip J. Pauly, "The Development of High School Biology: New York City, 1900-1925;" Susan E. Lederer, "Political Animals: The Shaping of Biomedical Research Literature in Twentieth-Century America;" Stanley Goldberg, "Inventing a Climate of Opinion: Vannevar Bush and the Decision to Build the Bomb;" Daniel J. Kevles, "The National Science Foundation and the Debate over Postwar Research Policy, 1942-1945: A Political Interpretation of Science: The Endless Frontier;" David A. Hollinger, "Science as a Weapon in Kulturkämpfe in the United States During and After World War II;" and others.

These essays originally were published in Isis, a publication of the History of Science Society.
Contents
Science in American Society: A Generation of Historical Debate
Charles E. Rosenberg
The Process of Professionalization in America Science: The Emergent Period, 1820-1860
George H. Daniels
The Dilemmas of Science in the United States: Alexander Dallas Bache and the U.S. Coast Survey
Hugh Richard Slotten
Parlors, Primers, and Public Schooling: Education for Science in Nineteenth-Century America
Sally Gregory Kohlstedt
Sources of Misconception on the Role of Science in the Nineteenth-Century American College
Stanley M. Guralnick
The Ph.D. Machine: Building on the Collegiate Base
Robert E. Kohler
"Women's Work" in Science, 1880-1910
Margaret W. Rossiter
Mathematics and the Physical Sciences in America, 1880-1930
John W. Servos
The Development of High School Biology: New York City, 1900-1925
Philip J. Pauly
Ionists in Industry: Physical Chemistry at General Electric, 1900-1915
George Wise
Cinematic Nature: Hollywood Technology, Popular Culture, and the American Museum of Natural History
Gregg Mitman
Political Animals: The Shaping of Biomedical Research Literature in Twentieth-Century America
Susan E. Lederer
MIT and the Federal "Angel": Academic R & D and Federal-Private Cooperation before World War II
Larry Owens
Inventing a Climate of Opinion: Vannevar Bush and the Decision to Build the Bomb
Stanley Goldberg
The National Science Foundation and the Debate over Postwar Research Policy, 1942-1945: A Political Interpretation of Science - The Endless Frontier
Daniel J. Kevles
Science as a Weapon in Kulturkampfe in the United States During and After World War II
David A. Hollinger
Appendix: Isis Articles on American Science, 1912-1995
Contributors and Editors
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