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dc.contributor.authorWebb, Charlotteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:40:39Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:40:39Z
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-07212009-040329en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/43783
dc.description.abstractTraditional explanations for the lack of scientific activity in the antebellum South are not sufficiently inclusive. Past accounts generally consider religion, climate, lack of urbanization, and deficiency of intellectual activity as the major causative factors. I assert that scientific activity was proceeding along "normal" developmental lines; that is, it was following the national pattern established by the Northern universities whose proximity to urban centers provided the impetus for the earlier start of intellectual activities of various sorts. In this thesis I present as a case study the scientific program at the University of Mississippi developed by John Millington and Frederick Barnard - - with a central focus on Barnard's efforts - - from 1848 to 1861. The case study provides evidence of a Southern academic institution's ability to hire qualified and ambitious scientists, to promote a sophisticated curriculum in science, and to procure the instruments necessary to support a full-fledged scientific effort. An Appendix provides a detailed inventory of the ante-bellum instruments at the University of Mississippi.en_US
dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1993.W422.pdfen_US
dc.subjectScienceen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1993.W422en_US
dc.titleScience goes South :John Millington, Frederick Barnard, and the University of Mississippi, 1848-1861en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentScience and Technology Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineScience and Technology Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairMoyer, Alberten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLa Berge, Annen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFeigold, Mordechaien_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07212009-040329/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-07-21en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-07-21
dc.date.adate2009-07-21en_US


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