A preview of Going Ape

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Brandon Haught's Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom (University Press of Florida, 2014). The preview consists of chapter 1, "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," which details the "red-hot anti-evolution effort of the 1920s" in the Sunshine State, culminating in the first passage of antievolution legislation in the country in 1923.

NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch wrote, "William Jennings Bryan launched the creationist crusade from his home in Florida, and the state has been a battlefield in the evolution wars ever since. In Going Ape, Haught provides the definitive blow-by-blow account of the Sunshine State's ninety-year struggle over the teaching of evolution." Branch recently interviewed (PDF) Haught about his book for Evolution: Education and Outreach.