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n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - People's History of Science: Miners, Midwives, and 'Low Mechanicks', Clifford D. Conner : book review

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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Abstract

The book under review is an in-depth account of history which tries to demystify the 'heroic and aristocratic narratives' of the history of science. The author beautifully attempts to present the 'people's history of science' which brings to light the contributions made by the 'ordinary men and women' (miners, midwives, and low mechanics) towards the development of science. As rightly claimed by Conner (2005), 'It is a history not only of the people but for the people as well'.

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2019-08-23

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