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Battle over School Prayer How Engel V. Vitale Changed America

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ISBN-10: 0700615261

ISBN-13: 9780700615261

Edition: 2007

Authors: Bruce J. Dierenfield

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It has become known to many as the moment when the U.S. Supreme Court kicked God out of the public schools, supposedly paving the way for a decline in educational quality and a dramatic rise in delinquency and immorality. The 6-to-1 decision in Engel v. Vitale (1962) not only sparked outrage among a great many religious Americans, it also rallied those who cried out against what they perceived as a dangerously activist Court. Bruce Dierenfield has written a concise and readable guide to the first--and still most important--case that addressed the constitutionality of prayer in public schools. The 22-word recitation in a Long island school that was challenged in Engel v. Vitale was hardly…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 4/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.58" wide x 8.44" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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