8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages; HC in publisher's orange cloth with titles in gilt to spine. Reprint. Bright, snug and neat; no marks. Spine slightly cocked. VG++ to NF. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Scientific Interests in the Old South
Publisher: Scholarly Resources Inc.
Publication Date: 1973
Book Condition: Very Good+
Book Description D. Appleton-Century Company. Book Condition: Fair. Acceptable condition. Book Good. No dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # V07G-01061
Book Description New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex library copy with minimal markings, end page not removed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001004883
Book Description New York, London, D. Appleton-Century Co., for the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, University of Virginia, 1936, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. [1st edition, 1st printing] ; vii, 217 pages 23 cm. ; ISBN: 0842016600; 9780842016605 ; LCCN: 36-28317 ; LC: Q127.U6; Dewey: 509.75; NAL: Q127.U6 ; OCLC: 3531292 ; red cloth in tattered dustjacket ; foxing ; Contents: In college halls -- Among the people -- Sweet Southern Girls -- The glory that was Charleston -- The glamour of New Orleans - Scattered Scientists -- Publications of the Institute or Research in the Social Sciences ; untrimmed ; "This book, the result of intensive study of Southern newspapers and periodicals, college catalogues and minutes of boards of trustees, letters, pamphlets and diaries, challenges for the first time with convincing documentary evidence the belief generally held by historians that the blanket of slavery stifled intellectual interests in the antebellum South and that the Old South was especially devoted to the classics. Geology, astronomy, and botany particularly were subjects of eager investigation and discussion, not only among college professors and students but among Southern planters, politicians, professional men and even their wives and daughters. Zoology and chemistry also received much attention. The evidence shows that a disproportionate share of the college curriculum in the Old South was given over to the natural sciences rather than to the classics. This study of the attitude of the people of the Old South towards the natural sciences makes an original and important contribution to our knowledge of the Southern civilization that was destroyed by the Civil War." ; front endpaper excised ; spine sunned ; else G/FAIR. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 007057