Ella Thea Smith and the Lost History of American High School Biology Textbooks

  title={Ella Thea Smith and the Lost History of American High School Biology Textbooks},
  author={Ronald P Ladouceur},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
Two influential articles published in the 1970s suggested that pressure from Christian fundamentalists, subsequent to the Scopes trial of 1925, forced American high school biology textbook authors and publishers to significantly limit discussion of the topic of evolution. The conclusions reached by these studies have become foundational for historians examining the interplay between science and religion in the United States in the twentieth century. However, a reexamination of key twentieth… Expand
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