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“These Blurred Copies of Himself”: T. H. Huxley, Paul Du Chaillu, and the Reader's Place among the Apes (2014)


In March of 1861, Thomas Henry Huxley was regularly drawing crowds of six hundred working-class men to Piccadilly for his Thursday night anatomy lectures. In a letter to his wife, Huxley reported that his evolutionary message was a success: By next Friday evening they will all be convinced that they are monkeys (L. Huxley, ed. 1: 205). Two years later, the notes from these lectures would make up the core of his popular work of comparative anatomy, Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature.

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Authors & Contributors
Mussell, James
Floyd-Wilson, Mary
Wolfe, Jessica L
Brodey, Inger S.B
Secord, James A.
Bellon, Richard
Eighteenth-Century Studies
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
History Workshop Journal
HOST: Journal of History of Science and Technology
Journal of the History of Biology
Metascience: An International Review Journal for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science
Rutgers University Press
Parlor Press
Cornell University Press
Cambridge University Press
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Popular culture
Science and culture
Science and society
Science and literature
Huxley, Thomas Henry
Cheselden, William
Kant, Immanuel
Gaskell, Elizabeth
Wells, Herbert George
Du Chaillu, Paul
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century
20th century, late
17th century
Gilded Age (1870s-1900)
London (England)
Great Britain
United States
Crystal Palace

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