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The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation - Randall Fuller
The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation - Randall Fuller
 
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In 1860, Charles Darwin's just-published On the Origin of Species found itself among a group of American intellectuals, including Bronson Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, Charles Loring Brace, and the abolitionist Franklin Sanborn. Each of these figures seized on the book's assertion of a common ancestry for all creatures as a powerful argument against slavery. Yet they soon came to realize the threat Darwin's ideas posed to their faith and to their trust in American as a divinely chosen country. This bok is a biography of perhaps the single most important idea of that time and an account of a country torn apart by issues still with us today -- from racism to the enduring conflict between science and religion.
Penguin. 2017. Paperback, 294 pp.

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