Epperson marked the end of what Branch calls the "first wave" of antievolution
laws--the "ban it" strategy.
anti-union, (191) antievolution
, (192) anti-medical marijuana, (193) and
crusades of the 1920s were as much a response to social changes and debates over national identity as they were about evolution.
"The top three states where antievolution
legislation was introduced were Oklahoma with 13 bills, Mississippi with 11 bills, and Alabama with 10 bills," says Johnson.
SHAPIRO, ADAM R., Trying Biology: The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution
Movement in American Schools.
The COSS committee couldn't quite overcome one of the last vestiges of subtle, antievolution
language in the COSS since 1983--the use of "change over time" as a euphemism for "evolution".
Not only did it lead to the notorious Scopes Trial that summer, but it remained a dramatic symbol of the antievolution
movement in the United States for several decades.
Moran starts by looking at how the antievolution
movement convoluted the women's rights movement.
Myers then proceeded to caustically poke holes in their antievolution
narrative with a dial-in audience listening.
Within the next two years, more than a dozen states considered antievolution
bills, with Arkansas and Mississippi enacting such laws.
At number six is the news that in spite of Louisiana passing an antievolution
"academic freedom" act in 2008, antievolution
bills introduced elsewhere in 2009 quickly died in committee.
In the Beginning: Fundamentalism, the Scopes Trial and the Making of the Antievolution