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American Philosophical Society

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

First scientific society in America, founded at Philadelphia (1743) by Franklin, its first president. His successors were Rittenhouse and Jefferson. The Society issues Transactions,...

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American Philosophical Society.

Simon Baatz.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 351 words.

Benjamin Franklin organized the American Philosophical Society (APS) in 1743, but failure to attract wider support led to its

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<span class="smallCaps">American Philosophical Society</span>

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 359 words.

Benjamin Franklin organized the American Philosophical Society (APS) in 1743, but failure to attract wider support led

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American Philosophical Society

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 431 words.

Benjamin Franklin organized the American Philosophical Society (APS) in 1743, but failure to attract wider support led to its

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American Philosophical Society

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

First scientific society in America, founded at Philadelphia (1743) by Franklin, its first president. His successors were Rittenhouse and Jefferson. The Society issues Transactions,...

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American Philosophical Society

R. S. Cox.

in Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 657 words.

Founded in 1743 as a self-consciously colonial project and concluding the century as a bastion of the nationalistic production of

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American Philosophical Society

in The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 849 words.

“The first Drudgery of Settling new Colonies … is now pretty well over; and there are many in every Province

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American Philosophical Society

James D. Hart.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

January 1986; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 48 words.

first scientific society in America, founded at Philadelphia (1743) by Franklin, its first president. His successors were Rittenhouse...

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American Philosophical Society

James D. Hart and Phillip W. Leininger.

in The Oxford Companion to American Literature

January 1995; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 44 words.

first scientific society in America, founded at Philadelphia (1743) by Franklin, its first president. His successors were

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Living with Lewis & Clark: The American Philosophical Society’s Continuing Relationship with the Corps of Discovery from the Michaux Expedition to the Present

Edward C. Carter.

in Lewis & Clark

February 2004; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7384 words.

This chapter examines the role of the American Philosophical Society (APS) in the expedition of Lewis and Clark. It shows that the APS was the main sponsor of the expedition, and that it...

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Out of the Guianas: The American Philosophical Society and the Eel

Stanley Finger and Marco Piccolino.

in The Shocking History of Electric Fishes

August 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience. 8419 words.

The path of the electric eel as a pivotal organism in understanding how electric fish might function can be traced to the observations and scientific experiments that came out of South...

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Christa Jungnickel and Russell McCormmach. <i>Cavendish.</i> (Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, number 220.) Philadelphia, Pa.: American Philosophical Society. 1996. Pp. 414

James E. McClellan.

in The American Historical Review

December 1998; p ublished online December 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: World History. 0 words.

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<i>Surveying the Record: North American Scientific Exploration to 1930.</i> Ed. by Edward C. Carter II. (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1999. xvi, 344 pp. $25.00, ISBN 0-87169-231-7.)

G. Malcolm Lewis.

in Journal of American History

December 2000; p ublished online December 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 0 words.

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