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Author: Axel Jansen
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Title: Alexander Dallas Bache: Building the American Nation through Science and Education in the Nineteenth Century
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Publisher: Campus Verlag (April 15, 2011)
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Alexander Dallas Bache: Building the American Nation through Science and Education in the Nineteenth Century by Axel Jansen



Presuming his profession to be a herald of an integrated . Alexander Dallas Bache (1806?1867) was the key leader of antebellum American scientists. In this analytical biography, Axel Jansen explains Bache?s efforts to build and shape public institutions as a national foundation for a universalistic culture?efforts that culminated during the Civil War when Bache helped found the National Academy of Sciences as a symbol of the continued viability of an American nation.

Through Bache, Jansen maps out a network of engineers and scientists who, Jansen argues, worked to use the authority of science and rational discourse as a means of consolidating an American nation and building an American nation state. The idea of a modern state using the authority of science to strengthen its authority is well recognized by historians of science and technology. In antebellum America, however, engineers and scientists were still struggling to professionalize and are generally seen as not having had much authority to lend. After serving in the Army Corps of Engineers, Bache returned home to Philadelphia in 1828. He became a member of the Franklin Institute, where he conducted experiments to improve water wheels for industry and studied steam boiler explosions.

Alexander Dallas Bache (1806–1867) was one of the leaders of American science in the nineteenth century. Driven by a vision of science as a key component of an integrated . Alexander Dallas Bache (1806–1867) was one of the leaders of American science in the nineteenth century.

Jansen, Axel (2011), Alexander Dallas Bache: Building the American Nation through Science and Education in the Nineteenth Century Book, New York, Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, p. 352, ISBN 978-3-593-39355-1. Slotten, Hugh Richard (1994), Patronage, Practice and the Culture of American Science: Alexander Dallas Bache and the U. S. Coast Survey, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-43395-9. 1868), "Obituary: Alexander Dallas Bache", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 28 (1): 72–75, retrieved March 5, 2008.

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Alexander Dallas Bache was an American physicist, scientist, and surveyor. Discussion of the Magnetic and Meteorological Observations, Vol. 1: Made at the Girard College Observatory, Philadelphia, in 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843,. Alexander Dallas Bache: Building the American Nation through Science and Education in the Nineteenth Century by Jansen, Axel (2011) Paperback. An Address in Commemoration of Alexander Dallas Bache: Delivered August 6, 1868. Patronage, Practice, and the Culture of American Science: Alexander Dallas Bache and the U. Coast Survey by Hugh Richard Slotten (1994-06-24). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Alexander Dallas Bache (1806–1867) was one of the leaders of American science in the nineteenth century. Driven by a vision of science as a key component of an integrated U.S. nation-state, he guided the nascent American Association for the Advancement of Science and also led what was at that point the nation’s largest scientific enterprise, the U.S. Coast Survey. In this analytical biography, Axel Jansen explains and explores Bache’s efforts to build and shape public institutions as aids to his goal of creating a national foundation for a shared culture—efforts that culminated in his work during the Civil War as one of the founders of the National Academy of Sciences, which he saw as a key symbol of the continued viability of a unified American nation.