Science goes South: John Millington, Frederick Barnard, and the University of Mississippi, 1848-1861

dc.contributor.authorWebb, Charlotteen
dc.contributor.committeechairMoyer, Albert E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberLa Berge, Annen
dc.contributor.committeememberFeigold, Mordechaien
dc.contributor.departmentScience and Technology Studiesen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:40:39Zen
dc.date.adate2009-07-21en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:40:39Zen
dc.date.issued1993en
dc.date.rdate2009-07-21en
dc.date.sdate2009-07-21en
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
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentiv, 129 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-07212009-040329en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07212009-040329/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/43783en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1993.W422.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 29374192en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1993.W422en
dc.subject.lcshScience -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Mississippi -- History -- 19th centuryen
dc.titleScience goes South: John Millington, Frederick Barnard, and the University of Mississippi, 1848-1861en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineScience and Technology Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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