Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science: An Astronomer among the American Romantics

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction: Venus in the Sunshine ix
  • Chapter 1 - Urania's Island 1
  • Chapter 2 - Nantucket Athena 21
  • Chapter 3 - The Sexes of Science 42
  • Chapter 4 - Miss Mitchell's Comet 53
  • Chapter 5 - “a Center of Rude Eyes and Tongues” 72
  • Chapter 6 - The Shoulders of Giants 91
  • Chapter 7 - The Yankee Corinnes 115
  • Chapter 8 - A Mentor in Florence 137
  • Chapter 9 - The War Years 153
  • Chapter 10 - Vassar Female College 166
  • Chapter 11 - No Miserable Bluestocking 177
  • Chapter 12 - “good Woman That She Is” 192
  • Chapter 13 - The Undevout Astronomer 211
  • Chapter 14 - Retrograde Motion 224
  • Chapter 15 - Urania's Inversion 239
  • Epilogue 250
  • Acknowledgments 260
  • Notes 265
  • Index 284
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