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Activist Biology Latin American Landscapes Christopher R. Boyer and Lise Sedrez series editors editorial board Guillermo Castro Herrera Jose Augusto Drummond Stefania Gallini Stuart McCook John R. McNeill Shawn Miller Cynthia Radding John Soluri reginA hortA duArte ACTIVIST BIOLOGY The National Museum, Politics, and Nation Building in Brazil Translated by Diane Grosklaus Whitty T U C S O N The University of Arizona Press© 2016 The Arizona Board of Regents All rights reserved. Published 2016 Printed in the United States of America 21 20 19 18 17 16  6 5 4 3 2 1 ISBN-13: 978-0-8165-3201-8 (cloth) Cover design by Miriam Warren Cover photo of Agrias phalcidon phalcidon ab. atromarginata, courtesy of Notafly/Wikimedia Originally published as A Biologia Militante: O Museu Nacional, especialização científica, divulgação do conhecimento e práticas científicas no Brasil (1926–1945) by Editora UFMG, 2010. Publication of this book is made possible in part by the proceeds of a permanent endowment created with the assistance of a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Duarte, Regina Horta, author. | Expanded version of (work): Duarte, Regina Horta. A biologia militante. Title: Activist biology : the National Museum, politics, and nation building in Brazil / Regina Horta Duarte ; translated by Diane Grosklaus Whitty. Other titles: Latin American landscapes. Description: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2016. | Series: Latin American landscapes | Includes bibliographical references and index. | Revised and expanded version of A biologia militante : o Museu Nacional, especialização científica, divulgação do conhecimento e práticas científicas no Brasil 1926–1945. Identifiers: LCCN 2016007486 | ISBN 9780816532018 (cloth : alk. paper) Subjects: LCSH: Biology—Brazil—History—20th century. | Museu Nacional (Brazil) Classification: LCC QH305.2.B6 D8213 2016 | DDC 578.0981—dc23 LC record available at https://lccn This paper meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (Permanence of Paper). For Dora and Manoel, beloved parents For Tom, my oasis x ...


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