Darwins Sacred Cause: Race Slavery And The Quest For Human Origins Adrian J. Desmond

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Darwins Sacred Cause:  Race Slavery And The Quest For Human Origins  by  Adrian J. Desmond

Darwins Sacred Cause: Race Slavery And The Quest For Human Origins by Adrian J. Desmond
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Mining untapped sources, the authors of an acclaimed biography of Darwin offer an astonishing new portrait of the scientific icon.In Darwins Sacred Cause, Adrian Desmond and James Moore restore the missing moral core of Darwins evolutionaryMoreMining untapped sources, the authors of an acclaimed biography of Darwin offer an astonishing new portrait of the scientific icon.In Darwins Sacred Cause, Adrian Desmond and James Moore restore the missing moral core of Darwins evolutionary universe, providing a completely new account of how he came to his shattering theories about human origins.Desmond and Moores biography of Darwin was described by Stephen Jay Gould as unquestionably the finest .

. . ever written about him. In their new book, timed to coincide with the worldwide Darwin bicentenary celebrations, Desmond and Moore provide a major reexamination of Darwins life and work. Drawing on a wealth of fresh manuscripts, unpublished letters, notebooks, diaries, and ships logs, they argue that the driving force behind Darwins theory of evolution was not simply his love of truth or personal ambition--it was his fierce hatred of slavery.

Darwins abolitionism had deep roots in his mothers family, and it was reinforced by his voyage on the Beagle as well as by events in America--€”from the Civil War to the arrival of scientific racism at Harvard. Compulsively readable and utterly persuasive, Darwins Sacred Cause will revolutionize our view of the great scientist.ADRIAN DESMOND and JAMES MOORE are the worlds authorities on Darwins life--€”the authors of a dozen books between them on Darwin and evolution.

Their acclaimed Darwin (1991) won many awards, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Comisso Grand Prize in Italy, and the Watson Davis Prize from the History of Science Society.



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