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Trying BiologyThe Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools$
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Adam R. Shapiro

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226029450

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226029597.001.0001

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The Textbook Trust and State Adoption

The Textbook Trust and State Adoption

(p.14) Chapter Two The Textbook Trust and State Adoption
Trying Biology

Adam R. Shapiro

University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses the controversies in textbook regulation in Tennessee. The period from the end of the Civil War up to the 1920s was one of the most significant times of change in how textbooks were produced, marketed, regulated, and consumed. Some of these developments can be traced back to pedagogy, but for the most part, this change came from new practices in the textbook industry itself and in American debates over business regulation. To understand the changing nature of textbook consumption, we need to explore the companies that produced the textbooks, the schools and states that regulated them, and the teachers and students who consumed them.

Keywords:   textbooks, business regulation, tennessee, controversies, textbook regulation, pedagogy, textbook consumption

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