Literary: Kimberly A. Hamlin

Kimberly A. Hamlin’s new book, From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women’s Rights in Gilded Age America chronicles the works of several Darwinian writers who sought to prove that woman are not

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Kimberly A. Hamlin

How’s this for a conversation starter: Kimberly A. Hamlin’s new book, From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women’s Rights in Gilded Age America, argues, as its title might suggest, that “rather than being the passive victims of scientific studies of female inferiority, women welcomed the entrance of evolutionary science into discussions of sex differences and, in many cases, used science as a feminist tool.” Hamlin chronicles the works of several Darwinian writers — like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Helen Hamilton Gardener — who sought to prove that woman are not inferior to men. Hamlin is an assistant professor of American Studies and History at Miami University. 


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