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World History Minute: Darwin Publishes 'Origin Of Species'

On November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin strung together years of botanical and zoological research to publish the Origin of Species, the first major book outlining theory of evolution. 

Historian John Schmidt shares how Darwin came up with his theses and how society reacted to it.

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