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Trial and error : the American controversy over creation and evolution

Author: Edward J Larson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Trial and Error chronicles the enduring controversy over creation and evolution that has been contested in America's classrooms, courthouses, and state legislatures. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward J. Larson examines the often bitter struggle over the teaching of evolution in public schools, beginning with the publication of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in 1859, which erupted on the national scene with  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Larson
ISBN: 0195154703 9780195154702 0195154711 9780195154719
OCLC Number: 52478644
Description: viii, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Scene of the Crime: Evolution in American Education Before 1920 --
Outlawing Evolution, 1920-1925 --
Enforcing the Law, 1925-1960 --
Legalizing Evolution, 1961-1970 --
Legislating Equal Time, 1970-1981 --
Outlawing Creation, 1981-1990 --
Mandating Evolution: The 1990s and Beyond.
Responsibility: Edward J. Larson.

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The debate over teaching evolution in the public schools is one of the most emotionally charged controversies in twentieth-century America. This edition which ranges from before the Scopes trial of  Read more...
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"The main contribution of the book is that it traces clearly the legal controversies surrounding evolution and and creationism in American high schools, but readers will also enjoy a vivid retelling Read more...

 
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