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Author Werth, Barry.

Title Banquet at Delmonico's : great minds, the Gilded Age, and the triumph of evolution in America / Barry Werth.

Imprint New York : Random House, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection Harmon  303.4 W498b 2009    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxxi, 362 pages ; 25 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-325) and index.
Contents New York, November 8, 1882 -- Cambridge, 1871 -- New Haven, 1872 -- New York, 1873 -- New Haven, 1874 -- Brooklyn, 1875 -- Washington, 1876 -- Baltimore, 1877 -- Brooklyn, 1878 -- French Riviera, 1879 -- Washington, 1880 -- New York, 1881 -- New York, 1882.
Summary Draws readers inside the circle of philosophers, scientists, politicians, businessmen, clergymen, and scholars who brought Charles Darwin's controversial ideas to America in the crucial years after the Civil War. Prominent among these men were the English philosopher Herbert Spencer, industrialist Andrew Carnegie, clergyman Henry Ward Beecher, and political reformer Carl Schurz.
Subject Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903 -- Influence.
Delmonico's Restaurant (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century.
Social Darwinism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Human evolution -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Social change -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Dinners and dining -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century.
Intellectuals -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1865-1918.
Delmonico's Restaurant (New York, N.Y.)
Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903. (OCoLC)fst00052657
Delmonico's Restaurant (New York, N.Y.) (OCoLC)fst00728587
Dinners and dining. (OCoLC)fst00893952
Human evolution -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00963040
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Intellectuals. (OCoLC)fst00975799
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
Social Darwinism. (OCoLC)fst01122237
Social conditions (OCoLC)fst01919811
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1800-1918
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781400067787 (alk. paper)
1400067782 (alk. paper)
9781588367983 (e-book)
1588367983 (e-book)

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