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DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton: Geology and Power in Early New York by David I. Spanagel (review)

DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton: Geology and Power in Early New York by David I. Spanagel (review) JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Fall 2015) future discussions of these issues. Her well-written book constitutes a valuable addition to the literature. Br et E. Car rol l is professor of history at California State University, Stanislaus. He is author of Spiritualism in Antebellum America (Bloomington, IN, 1997) and The Routledge Historical Atlas of Religion in America (New York, 2000), and is currently writing a history of manhood in the United States and researching the spatial dimensions of American religion. DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton: Geology and Power in Early New York. By David I. Spanagel. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. Pp. 288. Cloth, $54.95.) Reviewed by Simon Thode The book examines the key role of geology in early nineteenth-century New York, and the influence that New York society and geography played in the general development of the natural sciences in the early United States. The focus is the era of geologist Amos Eaton (1776­ 1842), and his political and scientific patrons De Witt Clinton and Stephen Van Rensselaer. Spanagel suggests that geology became an important science for New Yorkers during this period because of its capacity to unlock nature's wealth, a fact realized by the success http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton: Geology and Power in Early New York by David I. Spanagel (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 35 (3) – Aug 18, 2015

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JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Fall 2015) future discussions of these issues. Her well-written book constitutes a valuable addition to the literature. Br et E. Car rol l is professor of history at California State University, Stanislaus. He is author of Spiritualism in Antebellum America (Bloomington, IN, 1997) and The Routledge Historical Atlas of Religion in America (New York, 2000), and is currently writing a history of manhood in the United States and researching the spatial dimensions of American religion. DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton: Geology and Power in Early New York. By David I. Spanagel. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. Pp. 288. Cloth, $54.95.) Reviewed by Simon Thode The book examines the key role of geology in early nineteenth-century New York, and the influence that New York society and geography played in the general development of the natural sciences in the early United States. The focus is the era of geologist Amos Eaton (1776­ 1842), and his political and scientific patrons De Witt Clinton and Stephen Van Rensselaer. Spanagel suggests that geology became an important science for New Yorkers during this period because of its capacity to unlock nature's wealth, a fact realized by the success

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Aug 18, 2015

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