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Introduction

Edward J. Larson

in Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154719
eISBN:
9780199849505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154719.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction of the theory of evolution in public high schools during the 1920s resulted in a public crucade against such a measure in America. Led by the influential Democratic politician ... More


Enforcing the Law 1925–1960

Edward J. Larson

in Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154719
eISBN:
9780199849505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154719.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells the Scopes story, pointing out the judicial attitudes toward scientific and popular opinion as reflected in that litigation. The account follows the impact of the case on the ... More


Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution

Edward J. Larson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154719
eISBN:
9780199849505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154719.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book traces the coverage, or lack thereof, of evolution in textbooks used in American public schools from the mid–1800s to the present. While the teaching of Darwinian evolution was common and ... More


Scene of the Crime: Evolution in American Education Before 1920

Edward J. Larson

in Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154719
eISBN:
9780199849505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154719.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides some historical background by examining evolutionary teaching in America during the years leading up to the anti-evolution crusade. It reviews the treatment of evolution in the ... More


Outlawing Evolution 1920–1925

Edward J. Larson

in Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154719
eISBN:
9780199849505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154719.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins by examining the initial anti-evolution crusade and its impact. It traces the reform heritage of Evangelicalism within the Progressive Era, the rise of the anti-evolution issue ... More


Legalizing Evolution 1961–1970

Edward J. Larson

in Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154719
eISBN:
9780199849505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154719.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the readmission of evolution into the classroom during the 1960s, leading up to the Epperrson case, which struck down Arkansas anti-evolution law, and parallel legal actions in ... More


The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness

Angie Maxwell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611648
eISBN:
9781469614519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611648.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

By the 1920s, the sectional reconciliation that had seemed achievable after Reconstruction was foundering, and the South was increasingly perceived and portrayed as impoverished, uneducated, and ... More


Tennessee VS. Civilization: Scopes Takes on a Southern Accent

Angie Maxwell

in The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611648
eISBN:
9781469614519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611648.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the larger sectional conflict between the North and the South that has been largely ignored by scholarly assessments of the Scopes Trial. The somewhat insatiable and ... More


Reactionary Fundamentalism: The Founding of William Jennings Bryan College

Angie Maxwell

in The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611648
eISBN:
9781469614519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611648.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes how William Jennings Bryan’s embarrassment on the stand, his death five days after the trial, and the ensuing media criticism transformed the community in Dayton, Tennessee. A ... More


Crack-Brained Professors and Baby Radicals: 1923–1941

Kenneth Joel Zogry

in Print News and Raise Hell: The Daily Tar Heel and the Evolution of a Modern University

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469608297
eISBN:
9781469608303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608297.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter chronicles the student newspaper’s evolution to an on-campus daily publication in the 1920s, and how it rapidly professionalized and became both a critical laboratory for aspiring ... More


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