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Sexes in Science and History

Eliza Burt Gamble (1841-1920)

1. Preface
2. Development of the Organism
3. The Origin of Sex Differences
4. Male Organic Defects
5. The Development of the Social Instincts and the Moral Sense
6. The Supremacy of the Male
7. Method of Investigation
8. The Relation of the Sexes among Early Mankind
9. The Gens - Women under Gentile Institutions
10. The Origin of Marriage
11. The Mother-Right
12. Theories to Explain Wife-Capture
13. Early Historic Society Founded on the Gens
14. Women in Early Historic Times
15. Ancient Sparta
16. Athenian Women
17. Roman Law, Roman Women, and Christianity
18. The Renaissance
19. Conclusion

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In this revised second edition of her first book "The evolution of woman" (1894), subtitled "An inquiry into the dogma of woman's inferiority to man", Eliza Burt Gamble uses Darwin's theory of evolution and other scientific information to compare the development of the male and female organisms and describe their differences. Introducing the role of the woman in prehistoric society, we see how that changed through the course of history, from evidence both in less advanced tribes and in civilized historic societies, to the marked progress in the social and economic conditions of women in the time this edition was published (1916).