Quaker Responses to Darwin

  title={Quaker Responses to Darwin},
  author={Geoffrey Cantor},
  pages={321 - 342}
  • G. Cantor
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • History
  • Osiris
[FIRST PARAGRAPH] In his seminal work Darwin and the General Reader (1958), Alvar Ellegird surveyed the British periodical press over the period 1859 to 1872 in order to discover how Darwin's theory had been received in a hundred publications reflecting a wide range of social, religious, and political opinion. He paid attention both to the amount of space devoted to Darwinian topics and also to each periodical's stance with respect to such issues as the theory of natural selection and the… 
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