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

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Adam R. Shapiro is a lecturer in intellectual and cultural history at Birkbeck, University of London.

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"Shapiro's approach is profound as it can and should be applied to other episodes in the history of science. The message is a concise and convincing contribution to the history of science."(Elizabeth D. Jones, The Quarterly Review of Biology)

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