Banquet at Delmonico's: The Gilded Age and the Triumph of Evolution in America

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In Banquet at Delmonico's , Barry Werth draws readers inside the circle of intellectuals, scientists, politicians, businessmen, and clergymen who brought Charles Darwin's controversial ideas to post-Civil-War America. Each chapter is dedicated to a crucial intellectual encounter, culminating with an exclusive farewell dinner held in English philosopher Herbert Spencer's honor at the venerable New York restaurant Delmonico's in 1882. In this thought-provoking and nuanced account, Werth firmly situates social Darwinism in ...

Banquet at Delmonico's: The Gilded Age and the Triumph of Evolution in America 2011, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226893846

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