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The popularization of astronomy in the United States of America subsequent to the transits of Venus of 1874 and 1882 and the total solar eclipses of 1868, 1869 and 1878

@inproceedings{Cottam2011ThePO,
  title={The popularization of astronomy in the United States of America subsequent to the transits of Venus of 1874 and 1882 and the total solar eclipses of 1868, 1869 and 1878},
  author={Stella E. Cottam},
  year={2011}
}
During its formative years of the early nineteenth century, the United States of America was struggling to define its system of government and establish an infrastructure that would assure economic and social success. Initially government priorities did not support the search for knowledge for its own sake. This would change over the years with the young country’s increased stability. Significant astronomical events of the second half of the century, e.g. certain solar eclipses and the two… Expand
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