American Genesis

by Jeffrey P. Moran
New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 191 pages.

“Jeffrey Moran’s new book offers a compelling explanation of the durability of America’s anti-evolution impulse,” writes reviewer Adam Laats. “Moran demonstrates the ways that anti-evolutionism has been both a bellwether and an influence on broader trends in American culture.” Especially noteworthy is Moran’s focus on gender, region, and race. Laats concludes, “American Genesis makes an important addition to the historical literature on the antievolution impulse. Readers hoping to make sense of this powerful American cultural tradition will do well to start with this slim volume."