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- DescriptionConvincingly dispelling the conventional view of the 1925 Scopes monkey trial as simply a conflict between science and religion, Adam R Shapiro places the trial in its broader context - a crucial moment in the history of biology textbook publishing, education reform in Tennessee, and progressive school reform across the country - and in doing so sheds new light on the trial and the historical relationship of science and religion in America. For the first time we see how religious objections to evolution became a prevailing concern to the American textbook industry even before the Scopes trial began. Shapiro explores both the development of biology textbooks leading up to the trial and the ways in which the textbook industry created new books and presented them as responses to the trial. Today, the controversy continues over textbook warning labels, making Shapiro's study - particularly as it plays out in one of America's most famous trials-an original contribution to a timely discussion.
- Author BiographyAdam R. Shapiro is a lecturer in intellectual and cultural history at Birkbeck, University of London.
- Author(s)Adam R. Shapiro
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication08/05/2015
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note10 halftones
- Weight299 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine12 mm
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