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Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science by Renee Bergland
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Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science by Renee Bergland
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May 08, 2018 | ISBN 9780807021439

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The best thing in its line since Dava Sobel’s Longitude. Bergland tells a great, if too little known, story of an intellectual woman in nineteenth-century New England. And it is beautifully told: I simply could not put it down. Anyone who cares about women’s education in America should read this compelling and indispensable book. —Robert D. Richardson, author of Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind, Emerson: The Mind on Fire, and William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism

“Renée Bergland recounts the story of Maria Mitchell’s life and work in glorious and careful detail. One feels and hears the sounds of Mitchell’s native Nantucket and her adopted Vassar, and comes to understand how one of the ‘gentler sex’ advanced astronomy in her day.”—Londa Schiebinger, author of Has Feminism Changed Science?

Table Of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Venus in the Sunshine

CHAPTER 1
Urania’s Island

CHAPTER 2
Nantucket Athena

CHAPTER 3
The Sexes of Science

CHAPTER 4
Miss Mitchell’s Comet

CHAPTER 5
“A Center of Rude Eyes and Tongues”

CHAPTER 6
The Shoulders of Giants

CHAPTER 7
The Yankee Corinnes

CHAPTER 8
A Mentor in Florence

CHAPTER 9
The War Years

CHAPTER 10
Vassar Female College

CHAPTER 11
No Miserable Bluestocking

CHAPTER 12
“Good Woman That She Is”

CHAPTER 13
The Undevout Astronomer

CHAPTER 14
Retrograde Motion

CHAPTER 15
Urania’s Inversion

EPILOGUE

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

NOTES

INDEX

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