History of Science Today, 1. Uniformity as Hidden Diversity: History of Science in the United States, 1920–1940

  title={History of Science Today, 1. Uniformity as Hidden Diversity: History of Science in the United States, 1920–1940},
  author={Nathan Reingold},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  pages={243 - 262}
  • N. Reingold
  • Published 1 November 1986
  • History
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
Between the two World Wars an extensive body of writings appeared in the United States explicitly or implicitly on the historical development of the sciences. I am not referring to the vast literature of popularization in magazines and newspapers but to substantial works, often in book form, coming from various intellectual and scholarly traditions. Only a few examples are classifiable by later standards as professional history of science. Following Arnold Thackray, one can designate some… 
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