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Moore, James and Desmond, Adrian (2004). Introduction. In: Moore, James and Desmond, Adrian eds. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin. Penguin Classics. London, UK: Penguin Books, xi-lxvi.

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In their introduction, James Moore and Adrian Desmond, acclaimed biographers of Charles Darwin, call for a radical re-assessment of the book, arguing that its core ideas on race were fired by Darwin’s hatred of slavery. This reprint of the second and definitive edition also contains suggestions for further reading, a chronology, and biographical sketches of prominent individuals.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-14-043631-6, 978-0-14-043631-0
Keywords: evolution; Charles Darwin;
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 8421
Depositing User: James Moore
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:27
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