Analyzing the Challenges Against Darwin's Origin of Species

This exhibit looks at the censorship on the first edition of Darwin's Origin of Species. It aims to answer the following questions:

  • What is the Origin of Species?
  • Why was it controversial in the United States during the 20th century?
  • Who banned/challenged the book and how?
  • What can be learned about its distribution and reception?
  • What are the main takeaways?