By Lee Alan Dugatkin
6 x 9 inches
Published Sep 2020
History / United States / Revolutionary Period
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In 1786, Charles Willson Peale created the most important, and most famous, museum in Revolutionary-era America. A fusion of natural history and art, Peale's Philadelphia Museum was meant to be an embodiment of the Enlightenment. Behind the Crimson Curtain provides a unique window into science, art, and the Enlightenment in early America, and how these fed the appetites of a public hungry for "rational entertainment."
About the Author
Lee Dugatkin is a professor of biology and a College of Arts and Science Distinguished Scholar at the University of Louisville.
Praise for Lee Dugatkin's Earlier Books
For Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose, University of Chicago Press, 2009:
"Fast-paced, snappy and suspenseful." —Financial Times
For How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog), University of Chicago Press, 2017:
"Sparkling ... part science, part Russian fairy tale, and part spy thriller."
—New York Times Book Review