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Social Darwinism in the Gilded Age, that's the premise. Herbert Spencer and a cast of great minds, work towards a "banquet at Delmonico's" where Spencer is honored for his... Read morePublished on November 14, 2013 by William G. Schmidt
A fascinating look at 19th century America and the crosscurrents of thought about evolution, social conditions, morality. The author clearly knows his stuff. Nice work.Published on March 3, 2010 by Callibaetis
Especially without the knowledge of genes, or even a germ-cell based theoretical development in the theory of evolution, it was easy for Darwinism to develop the massive appendage... Read morePublished on February 24, 2010 by S. J. Snyder
The book depicts the era from basically the end of the Civil War to the end of the Century. It is mosly about the thinkers of that age and how they either accepted or rejected the... Read morePublished on January 21, 2010 by David H. Cary
BAnquet at Delmonico's is a book about America at the start of the "Gilded Age" and the thinkers who made this transition period possible. Read morePublished on May 24, 2009 by Kevin Currie-Knight
This altogether excellent book is really a chronicle of how the concept of evolution as expounded by Charles Darwin was embraced by an influential number of American intellectuals. Read morePublished on March 2, 2009 by Retired Reader
In this bicentennial year of Charles Darwin, it is most appropriate to consider how Darwinism was disseminated in America during the late 19th century. Read morePublished on February 13, 2009 by Ronald H. Clark