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By Kimberly A. Hamlin

From Eve to Evolution offers the 1st full-length learn of yank women’s responses to evolutionary conception and illuminates the function technological know-how performed within the nineteenth-century women’s rights stream. Kimberly A. Hamlin unearths how a few nineteenth-century ladies, raised at the concept that Eve’s sin ceaselessly fastened women’s subordinate prestige, embraced Darwinian evolution—especially sexual choice concept as defined in The Descent of Man—as a substitute for the production tale in Genesis.
Hamlin chronicles the lives and writings of the ladies who mixed their enthusiasm for evolutionary technology with their dedication to women’s rights, together with Antoinette Brown Blackwell, Eliza Burt Gamble, Helen Hamilton Gardener, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. those Darwinian feminists believed evolutionary technological know-how proved that ladies weren't not so good as males, that it used to be typical for moms to paintings outdoors the house, and that ladies should still regulate replica. the sensible purposes of this evolutionary feminism got here to fruition, Hamlin indicates, within the early considering and writing of the yank contraception pioneer Margaret Sanger. 
a lot scholarship has been devoted to studying what Darwin and different male evolutionists needed to say approximately girls, yet little or no has been written concerning what ladies themselves needed to say approximately evolution. From Eve to Evolution provides much-needed girl voices to the big literature on Darwin in America.

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