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American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science

Jeffrey P. Moran


The question of teaching evolution in public schools is a continuing and frequently heated political issue in America. From Tennessee's Scopes Trial in 1925 to recent battles that have erupted in Louisiana, Kansas, Ohio, and countless other localities, the critics and supporters of evolution have fought nonstop over the role of science and religion in American public life. This book explores the ways in which the evolution debate has reverberated beyond the confines of state legislatures and courthouses. Using extensive research in newspapers, periodicals, and archives, the book shows that soc ... More

Keywords: evolution, public schools, Scopes Train, science and religion, antievolutionism, Christianity, Black Christians, secular intellectuals, W. E. B. DuBois

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195183498
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195183498.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey P. Moran, author
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Associate Professor of History