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The evolution controversy in America, George E. Webb

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The evolution controversy in America
Title
The evolution controversy in America
Statement of responsibility
George E. Webb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For well over a century, the United States has witnessed a prolonged debate over organic evolution and teaching of the theory in the nation's public schools. The controversy that began with the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species had by the 1920's expanded to include theologians, politicians, and educators. The Scopes trial of 1925 provided the growing antievolution movement with significant publicity and led to a decline in the teaching of evolution in public schools. George E. Webb details how efforts to improve science education in the wake of Sputnik resurrected antievolution sentiment and led to the emergence of "creation science" as the most recent expression of that sentiment. Creationists continue to demand "balanced treatment" of theories of creation and evolution in public schools, even though their efforts have been declared unconstitutional in a series of federal court cases. Their battles have been much more successful at the grassroots level, garnering support from local politicians and educators. Webb attributes the success of creationists primarily to the lack of scientific literacy among the American public. Although a number of published studies have dealt with specific aspects of the debate, The Evolution Controversy in America represents the first complete historical survey of the topic. In it Webb provides an analysis of one of the most intriguing debates in the history of American thought
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Webb, George Ernest
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Religion and science
  • Creationism
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Creationism
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Religion and science
  • United States
  • Evolutietheorie
  • Controversen
  • Creationisme
Label
The evolution controversy in America, George E. Webb
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-289) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins -- Toward the new century -- Gathering at the river -- The Scopes trial and beyond -- Decline and revival -- The passing of the old order -- New directions -- A remedy to a bad act -- The creationist challenge -- Somewhere in Heaven John Scopes is smiling
Control code
ocn624515132
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
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  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
939a96c6-dc3a-497e-9f84-17a2994c9dd1
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)624515132
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The evolution controversy in America, George E. Webb
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-289) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins -- Toward the new century -- Gathering at the river -- The Scopes trial and beyond -- Decline and revival -- The passing of the old order -- New directions -- A remedy to a bad act -- The creationist challenge -- Somewhere in Heaven John Scopes is smiling
Control code
ocn624515132
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
939a96c6-dc3a-497e-9f84-17a2994c9dd1
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)624515132
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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