Book 2017

Evolution Education in the American South

Culture, Politics, and Resources in and around Alabama

ISBN: 978-1-349-95138-3 (Print) 978-1-349-95139-0 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

  2. Infused by Place: Evolution in (and Around) Alabama

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-4

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      Pages 5-31

      Darwinism in the American South

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      Pages 33-59

      Race and Evolution in Antebellum Alabama: The Polygenist Prehistory We’d Rather Ignore

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      Pages 61-79

      “The Cadillac of Disclaimers”: Twenty Years of Official Antievolutionism in Alabama

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      Pages 81-100

      Deconstructing the Alabama Disclaimer with Students: A Powerful Lesson in Evolution, Politics, and Persuasion

  3. Culture and Evolution Education in the US South

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 101-101

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      Pages 103-119

      Bridging the Gaps: Evolution and Pre-service Science Teachers

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      Pages 121-133

      Evolution Acceptance Among Undergraduates in the South

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      Pages 135-146

      Using Nature of Science to Mitigate Tension in Teaching Evolution

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      Pages 147-160

      Sharing News and Views About Evolution in Social Media

  4. Perspectives and Resources from the Natural Sciences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 161-162

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      Pages 163-178

      Resources for Teaching Biological Evolution in the Deep South

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      Pages 179-189

      Teaching Louisiana Students About Evolution by Comparing the Anatomy of Fishes and Humans

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      Pages 191-211

      Teaching Evolution Using Live Animals and Inquiry-Based, Self-Guided Kits

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      Pages 213-233

      Trace Fossils of Alabama: Life in the Coal Age

  5. Perspectives and Resources from the Social Sciences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 235-237

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      Pages 239-261

      What Can the Alabama Mississippians Teach Us About Human Evolution and Behavior?

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      Chapter

      Pages 263-280

      Tattooing Commitment, Quality, and Football in Southeastern North America

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      Chapter

      Pages 281-288

      Afterword

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 289-333