Trying Biology : The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools
By: Shapiro, Adam R.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (200 p.).ISBN: 9780226029597.Subject(s): Biology -- United States -- Textbooks -- History | Biology publishing -- United States -- History | Evolution (Biology) -- Study and teaching -- United States -- History | Religion and science -- United States -- History | Scopes, John Thomas -- Trials, litigation, etcGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Trying Biology : The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American SchoolsDDC classification: 576.8 LOC classification: QH362 .S53 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Chapter One: Beyond Science and Religion: The Scopes Trial in Historical Context; Chapter Two: The Textbook Trust and State Adoption; Chapter Three: Textbooks and Their Makers: Authors, Editors, Salesmen, and Readers; Chapter Four: Civic Biology and the Origin of the Antievolution Movement; Chapter Five: How Scopes Was Framed; Chapter Six: The Evolution of the New Civic Biology; Chapter Seven: Biology Textbooks in an Era of Science and Religion; Chapter Eigh: Losing the Word: Measuring the Impact of Scopes; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index
In Trying Biology, Adam R. Shapiro convincingly dispels many conventional assumptions about the 1925 Scopes "monkey" trial. Most view it as an event driven primarily by a conflict between science and religion. Countering this, Shapiro shows the importance of timing: the Scopes trial occurred at a crucial moment in the history of biology textbook publishing, education reform in Tennessee, and progressive school reform across the country. He places the trial in this broad context-alongside American Protestant antievolution sentiment-and in doing so sheds new light on the trial and th
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