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Trying biology : the Scopes trial, textbooks, and the antievolution movement in American schools

Author: Adam R Shapiro
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Shapiro, Adam R.
Trying biology.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012042417
(OCoLC)809911039
Named Person: John Thomas Scopes; John Thomas Scopes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam R Shapiro
ISBN: 9780226029597 022602959X 1299561004 9781299561007
OCLC Number: 842929821
Description: 1 online resource (pages)
Contents: Beyond science and religion: the Scopes trial in historical context --
The textbook trust and state adoption --
Textbooks and their makers: authors, editors, salesmen, and readers --
Civic biology and the origins of the antievolution movement --
How Scopes was framed --
The evolution of the new civic biology --
Biology textbooks in an era of science and religion --
Losing the word: measuring the impact of Scopes.
Responsibility: Adam R. Shapiro.

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Shows the importance of timing: the Scopes trial occurred at a crucial moment in the history of biology textbook. This title explores the development of biology textbooks leading up to the trial and  Read more...

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