The Botanizers: Amateur Scientists in Nineteenth-Century America

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Index
AAAS. See American Association for the Advancement of Science
Abbott, Jacob, 85-86, 93, 146
Academy of Natural Sciences ( Philadelphia), 26-27
Agassiz Association, 140-45
Agriculture: and botany, 112- 16, 121, 135-36
Alcott, Louisa May, 49, 79, 92- 93, 146
Alexander, Fanny, 75
Amateurs (in botany): as experts, 2-3; changes in status of, 2- 4, 98, 131-32; sources for study of, 7-8; early cooperation with professionals, 22-37; increasing split with professionals, 37, 97, 130-32; and natural theology, 108-9; differences between professionals and, 149-50. See also Botanical clearinghouses; Botanizers; Botanizing; Children; Hobby(ies); Information networks; Motivations; Nature- Study movement
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 13, 24-25, 31-32, 124, 130
American Astronomical Society, 131-32
American Botanical Club, 130
American Journal of Education, 41, 59-60
American Journal of Science, 29- 30, 35, 66, 129
American Medical Botany (Bigelow), 117
American Naturalist, 129-30
American Philosophical Society, 26
American Practice of Medicine (Beach), 117-18
Ames, Oakes, 96-97
Antioch College, 77
Appleton's, 129
"Argument from design," 101; God's character in, 105-6; Asa Gray's contribution to, 109
Artificial systems of classification. See Linnaean system of classification
Asa Gray Memorial Botanical Chapter (Agassiz Association), 142-43
Astronomy, 106; amateurs in, 3, 31, 131-32; in secondary- school curriculum, 54, 56; and religion, 104
Atlantic Monthly, 35, 129
Austin, Coe Finch, 18
Austin, Mrs. Coe Finch, 18
Austin, Rebecca, 35
Bache, A. D., 31
Bacon, Francis, 103
Bailey, Liberty Hyde, 135-36
Bailey, Margaret Emerson, 138
Bailey, William Whitman, 18, 138; on utility of botany, 7, 121-22; on field guides, 16- 18
Baily, William L., 110
Baird, Spencer F., 33-34
Ballard, Harlan H., 140-41
Barnes, Kate, 126
Barton, Benjamin Smith, 14
Bartram, John, 26

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page ii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Botanizing 9
  • 2 - Information Networks in the Botanical Community 22
  • 3 - Botanizing and Self-Improvement 38
  • 4 - Children, Education, and Amateur Botany 51
  • 5 - Gender and Botany 69
  • 6 - Botanizing and the Invention of Leisure 83
  • 7 - Natural Theology and Amateur Botany 99
  • 8 - Botany and the Rhetoric of Utility 112
  • 9 - The Triumph of Professionalization 123
  • 10 - The Nature-Study Movement: The Legacy of Amateur Botany 135
  • Couclusion 146
  • Notes 151
  • Index 197
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