Banquet at Delmonico's : great minds, the Gilded Age, and the triumph of evolution in America

Werth, Barry

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  • Creator Barry Werth
  • Format Books
  • Publication First edition. New York : Random House, [2009] ©2009
  • Physical Details
    • xxxi, 362 pages ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9781400067787, 1400067782, 9781588367983, 1588367983
  • OCLC ocn226037314

Summary

  • Draws readers inside the circle of philosophers, scientists, politicians, businessmen, clergymen, and scholars who brought Charles Darwin's controversial ideas to America in the crucial years after the Civil War. Prominent among these men were the English philosopher Herbert Spencer, industrialist Andrew Carnegie, clergyman Henry Ward Beecher, and political reformer Carl Schurz.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-325) and index.

Contents

  • New York, November 8, 1882 -- Cambridge, 1871 -- New Haven, 1872 -- New York, 1873 -- New Haven, 1874 -- Brooklyn, 1875 -- Washington, 1876 -- Baltimore, 1877 -- Brooklyn, 1878 -- French Riviera, 1879 -- Washington, 1880 -- New York, 1881 -- New York, 1882
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