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By Georgina M. Montgomery

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A significant other to the historical past of yank Science bargains a suite of essays that supply an authoritative evaluation of the latest scholarship at the heritage of yank science.

  • Covers themes together with astronomy, agriculture, chemistry, eugenics, large technological know-how, army know-how, and more
  • Features contributions by way of the main finished students within the box of technological know-how history
  • Covers pivotal occasions in U.S. heritage that formed the improvement of technological know-how and technological know-how coverage reminiscent of WWII, the chilly struggle, and the Women’s Rights movement

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However, it should be noted that agricultural sciences are also currently being pursued in various commercial and academic contexts outside of this federally funded structure, such as in the large agribusiness corporations. Ethical and Social Influences At least two of the current and most serious critiques of American agricultural research and the social consequences of this research can be found in the early history of these disciplines: specifically, the reduction of family farms and the effects of myopically focusing on increasing productivity (MacKenzie 1991; Rosenberg 1997).

ANTHROPOLOGY 23 Much of the early republic’s intellectual interest in Native American life centered on language. American linguistic anthropologists have found ancestors in figures such as Harvard classicist John Pickering (1777–1846), Philadelphia naturalist Benjamin Smith Barton (1766–1815), president of the American Philosophical Society Peter Stephen du Ponceau (1760–1844), and politician and founder of New York University Albert Gallatin (1761–1849). They produced some of the first treatises on Native American languages, though like most of the period’s “armchair” scholars, they relied not only on their own experience but also on go-betweens; a network of Moravian missionaries including David Zeisberger (1721–1808) and John Heckewelder (1743–1823), for instance, corresponded with members of the American Philosophical Society about the language of the Delaware people next to whom they lived (Koerner 2004).

The fourth and final area of literature is the largest by far, as it encompasses key texts in both the numerous social and ethical debates and current developments in the field. Here it is important to note that it is simply not possible to list all of the current literature in agricultural science proper, as the subject is vast, with experts working in many different highly technical fields. However, it is possible to gain an understanding of the larger structure of the field and the social and ethical influences that helped shape 20 SAMANTHA NOLL current research, again, the literature is vast in this area and continues to grow.

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