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Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution

Edward Caudill


Tracing the growth of creationism in America as a political movement, this book explains why the particularly American phenomenon of antievolution has succeeded as a popular belief. Conceptualizing the history of creationism as a strategic public relations campaign, the book examines why this movement has captured the imagination of the American public, from the explosive Scopes trial of 1925 to today's heated battles over public school curricula. The book shows how creationists have appealed to cultural values such as individual rights and admiration of the rebel spirit, thus spinning creatio ... More

Keywords: creationism, antievolution, American public, political movement, popular belief, Scopes trial, public school curricula, Clarence Darrow, William Jennings Bryan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038013
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038013.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward Caudill, author
University of Tennessee