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The Reception of Darwinism in Argentina

in From Man to Ape

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780226596167
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226596181 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226596181.003.0003
The Reception of Darwinism in Argentina

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This chapter examines how Darwinism was received in Argentina during the 1800s. It discusses early knowledge of Charles Darwin's evolutionary views and highlights the role of Museo Público director Hermann Burmeister and the continuous presence of an active English-speaking community in Argentina in the spread of Darwinism. This chapter suggests that the best-known example of the influence of Darwinian thought among English-speaking residents of Argentina is that of William Henry Hudson.

Keywords: Darwinism; Argentina; evolutionary views; Museo Público; Hermann Burmeister; English-speaking community; Charles Darwin; William Henry Hudson

Chapter.  13381 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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