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Trying BiologyThe Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools

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

Adam R. Shapiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226029450
eISBN:
9780226029597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029597.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book dispels many conventional assumptions about the 1925 Scopes “monkey” trial. Most view it as an event driven primarily by a conflict between science and religion. Countering this, the author ... More

Tudor AutobiographyListening for Inwardness

Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness

Meredith Anne Skura

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226761879
eISBN:
9780226761886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226761886.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Histories of autobiography in England often assume the genre hardly existed before 1600. But this book investigates eleven sixteenth-century English writers who used sermons, a saint's biography, ... More

Tunnel VisionsThe Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider

Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider

Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson, and Adrienne W. Kolb

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226294797
eISBN:
9780226305837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305837.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The October 1993 termination of the Superconducting Super Collider by Congress was a stunning blow for the US high-energy physics community — and a watershed event in the history of Big Science. ... More

Two Arabs, A Berber, and A JewEntangled Lives in Morocco

Two Arabs, A Berber, and A Jew: Entangled Lives in Morocco

Lawrence Rosen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226317342
eISBN:
9780226317519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317519.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Ordinary people have intellectual lives. By following the thoughts and experiences of four Moroccans – two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jew – it is possible to see how their views of history, religion, the ... More

The Two ReconstructionsThe Struggle for Black Enfranchisement

The Two Reconstructions: The Struggle for Black Enfranchisement

Richard M. Valelly

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226845289
eISBN:
9780226845272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226845272.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Reconstruction era marked a huge political leap for African Americans, who rapidly went from the status of slaves to voters and officeholders. Yet this hard-won progress lasted only a few ... More

Uncivil RightsTeachers, Unions, and Race in the Battle for School Equity

Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions, and Race in the Battle for School Equity

Jonna Perrillo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226660714
eISBN:
9780226660738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660738.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Almost fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education, a wealth of research shows that minority students continue to receive an unequal education. At the heart of this inequality is a complex and ... More

Uncivil UnionsThe Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism and Romanticism

Uncivil Unions: The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism and Romanticism

Adrian Daub

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136936
eISBN:
9780226136950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136950.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“What a strange invention marriage is!” wrote Kierkegaard. “Is it the expression of that inexplicable erotic sentiment, that concordant elective affinity of souls, or is it a duty or a partnership … ... More

The Unconverted SelfJews, Indians, and the Identity of Christian Europe

The Unconverted Self: Jews, Indians, and the Identity of Christian Europe

Jonathan Boyarin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069197
eISBN:
9780226069142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069142.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Europe's formative encounter with its “others” is still widely assumed to have come with its discovery of the peoples of the New World. But, as the book argues, long before 1492 Christian Europe ... More

Under a Bad SignCriminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture

Under a Bad Sign: Criminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture

Jonathan Munby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226550350
eISBN:
9780226550374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550374.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

What accounts for the persistence of the figure of the black criminal in popular culture created by African Americans? Unearthing the history of art that has often seemed at odds with the politics of ... More

Under ConstructionMaking Homeland Security at the Local Level

Under Construction: Making Homeland Security at the Local Level

Kerry B. Fosher

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226257433
eISBN:
9780226257457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226257457.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, security became the paramount concern of virtually everyone involved in governing the United States. While the public's most enduring memories of that ... More

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