Beyond the Laboratory

Beyond the Laboratory : Scientists as Political Activists in 1930's America

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The debate over scientists' social responsibility is a topic of great controversy today. Peter J. Kuznick here traces the origin of that debate to the 1930s and places it in a context that forces a reevaluation of the relationship between science and politics in twentieth-century America. Kuznick reveals how an influential segment of the American scientific community during the Depression era underwent a profound transformation in its social values and political beliefs, replacing a once-pervasive conservatism and antipathy to political involvement with a new ethic of social reform.

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  • Hardback | 374 pages
  • 161.5 x 237 x 28.4mm | 635.75g
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • 0226465837
  • 9780226465838

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