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American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science

Jeffrey P. Moran

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195183498
eISBN:
9780190254629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195183498.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

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 ... More


An Increasingly Powerful Movement: Modern Creationism to the 1980s

Christopher M. Rios

in After the Monkey Trial: Evangelical Scientists and a New Creationism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256679
eISBN:
9780823261383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256679.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter four interrupts the analysis of the ASA and RSCF in order to review the developments within the creationist movement from the sixties to the eighties. During this period, which witnessed a ... More


The Genesis of Young-Earth Creationism

Edward Caudill

in Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038013
eISBN:
9780252095306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038013.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter traces the origins of Young-Earth creationism by focusing on the Scopes trial of 1925, with particular emphasis on how it became a template for subsequent clashes over the irreconcilable ... More


How Scopes Was Framed

Adam R. Shapiro

in Trying Biology: The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226029450
eISBN:
9780226029597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029597.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how a simple small-town misdemeanor trial of the Dayton substitute teacher, John Scopes, turned into a one of the greatest legal clashes between science and religion since the ... More


The Evolution of the New Civic Biology

Adam R. Shapiro

in Trying Biology: The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226029450
eISBN:
9780226029597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029597.003.0051
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the revision that George W. Hunter made for his controversial book, Civic Biology. The first revision of Civic Biology that George W. hunter provided to his publisher, ABC, ... More


Introduction: Darwin Comes to America

Jeffrey P. Moran

in American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195183498
eISBN:
9780190254629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195183498.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of antievolutionism in the U.S. It covers criticisms on Charles Darwin's “On the Origin of Species by Means of ... More


Monkeys and Mothers: Gender and the Antievolution Impulse

Jeffrey P. Moran

in American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195183498
eISBN:
9780190254629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195183498.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the origins of the foundations of the fundamentalism and antievolutionism in the U.S. in a crisis over gender and sex roles in the years before the Scopes Trial. It discusses ... More


Regionalism and the Antievolution Impulse

Jeffrey P. Moran

in American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195183498
eISBN:
9780190254629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195183498.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the geographical aspects of antievolutionism in the U.S., particularly its shift to the American South from its origin in the urban American North. It discusses the impact of ... More


Fighting for the Future of the Race: Evolution for African American Pedagogues and Preachers

Jeffrey P. Moran

in American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195183498
eISBN:
9780190254629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195183498.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter analyzes the ways in which antievolutionism led African Americans to examine more carefully the character and future of their race. It examines the impact of antievolutionism on African ... More


Descent with Modification: Ideology and Strategy in Antievolutionism

Jeffrey P. Moran

in American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195183498
eISBN:
9780190254629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195183498.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter traces the strong continuities in antievolutionist ideology and then charts the strategic flexibility antievolutionists have developed in defending this vision. It discusses ... More


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