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Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

Cameron B. Strang

Abstract

Frontiers of Science takes American scientific thought and discoveries away from the learned societies, museums, and teaching halls of the Northeast and puts the production of knowledge about the natural world in the context of competing empires and an expanding republic in the Gulf South. People often dismissed by starched northeasterners as nonintellectuals--Indian sages, African slaves, Spanish officials, Irishmen on the make, clearers of land and drivers of men--were also scientific observers, gatherers, organizers, and reporters. Skulls and stems, birds and bugs, rocks and maps, tall tale ... More

Keywords: U.S. expansion, history of science, intellectual history, imperialism, natural knowledge, borderlands, colonial America, early republic, Gulf South

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469640471
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640471.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cameron B. Strang, author
University of Nevada