The controversy over teaching evolution has a long history in the United States, and this website does a nice job of exploring this controversy has it unfolded in North Carolina in the 1920s. The site includes key primary sources that describe many of the significant issues and events regarding the debate and they have explicitly made an effort "to select sources that reflect all viewpoints." Created by staff members at the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the site includes a timeline, primary sources, a glossary of terms, and biographical profiles. In the "Primary Sources" area, visitors can look over a dozen items, including the text of the "Poole Bill", which was introduced in January '25 in opposition to the teaching of evolution in North Carolina schools. The timeline is quite well-put together, and it includes embedded links to both the biographical profiles and relevant primary source documents.


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