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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

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

Democratic Minds for a Complex Society

Jamie Cohen-Cole.

in The Open Mind

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 8174 words.

This chapter examines the debate over pedagogy that roiled education and policymaking circles in the 1930s and first half of the 1940s. Discussions were imbued with politics and with...

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