Invading Arcadia: Women Scientists in the Field in Latin America, 1900-1950*

  title={Invading Arcadia: Women Scientists in the Field in Latin America, 1900-1950*},
  author={Pamela M. interviewer Henson},
  journal={The Americas},
  pages={577 - 600}
Let us keep a place where real research men can find quiet, keen intellectual stimulation, freedom from any outside distraction." This was the response of a prominent North American naturalist opposed to a 1924 proposal to build facilities for women at the Barro Colorado Island Biological Laboratory in Panama. In the first decades of the twentieth-century, in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War and as the United States built the Panama Canal, the American tropics became a major focus for… Expand
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