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Summer for the gods : the Scopes trial and America's continuing debate over science and religion

Author: Edward J Larson
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the 20th century's most contentious dramas: the Scopes trial that pit William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes into a famous debate over science, religion, and their place in public education That trial marked the start of a battle that continues to this day-in Dover, Pennsylvania,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: John Thomas Scopes; Clarence Darrow; William Jennings Bryan; John Thomas Scopes; Clarence Darrow; John Thomas Scopes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Larson
ISBN: 9780465075102 046507510X
OCLC Number: 70764692
Awards: Pulitizer Prize for History, 1998
Description: x, 330 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Before ... --
1. Digging up controversy --
2. Government by the people --
3. In defense of individual liberty --
pt. II. ... during ... --
4. Choosing sides --
5. Jockeying for position --
6. Preliminary rounds --
7. The trial of the century --
pt. III. ... and after --
8. The end of an era --
9. Retelling the tale --
10. Distant echoes.
Responsibility: Edward J. Larson.

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Reissued with a new preface: the Pulitzer Prize-winning book that is "quite simply the best book ever written on the Scopes Trial and its place in American history and myth."  Read more...
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"[Larson's] careful and evenhanded analysis dispels the mythologies and caricatures in film and stage versions of the trial, leaving us with a far clearer picture of the cultural warfare that still Read more...

 
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