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The Scopes trial : a brief history with documents

Author: Jeffrey P Moran
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, ©2002.
Series: Bedford series in history and culture (Palgrave (Firm))
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The 1925 trial of John Scopes, charged in Tennessee as illegally teaching evolution to his class, has been called the trial of the century. In a lively interpretative introduction to one of the watershed events in American history, Jeffrey P. Moran analyzes the trial and its impact on the moral fiber of the country and the educational system, and examines the race and gender issues that arose from the debate.  Read more...
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Named Person: John Thomas Scopes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey P Moran
ISBN: 0312249195 9780312249199 0312294263 9780312294267
OCLC Number: 49339727
Description: x, 230 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part One: Introduction: The Scopes Trial and the birth of modern America --
Evolution before the 1920s --
The struggle against "modernity" and modernism --
William Jennings Bryan and the antievolution argument --
The Butler Bill and the fight for the public schools --
Making a test case --
Opening day: The attorneys and their strategies --
Days two through four: Religious freedom vs. legislative authority --
Days five and six: Experts and outsiders --
And on the seventh day, Bryan took the stand --
Aftermath: From Scopes to creationism --
South vs. north or country vs. city? Region and ruralism in the antievolution conflict --
The role of the schools: Academic freedom vs. majority rule --
Race and evolution --
Women and gender in the Scopes Trial Part Two: The Scopes Trial day by day: Transcript and commentary --
1. First day's proceedings: Friday, July 10, 1925 --
Partial text of the Butler Law (transcript) --
Clarence Darrow examines a potential juror (transcript) --
Henry M. Hyde, Jury pious, Dayton Hot, July 11, 1925 --
2. Second day's proceedings: Monday, July 13, 1925 --
Court opened with a prayer by Reverend Moffett of Rhea County (transcript) --
Indictment read (transcript) --
Defense and prosecution dispute Butlers Law's constitutionality (transcript) --
Darrow's major speech in defense of religious liberty (transcript) --
H. L. Mencken, Darrow's speech great but futile, July 14, 1925 --
3. Third day's proceedings: Tuesday, July 14, 1925 --
Defense objects to prayers; prosecution defends practice (transcript) --
Nashville Tennessean, Courtroom prayer defended, July 21, 1925 --
4. Fourth day's proceedings: Wednesday, July 15, 1925 --
Darrow proud of agnosticism (transcript) --
Raulston rules on motion to quash indictment; cases outlined (transcript) --
Defense pleads not guilty; cases outlined (transcript) --
Examination of Howard Morgan, one of Scope's students (transcript) --
W. O. McGeehan, Trial shows wisdom of youth, October 1925 5. Fifth day's proceedings: Thursday, July 16, 1925 --
Defense pleads for expert testimony (transcript) --
"Plain sense" of law makes experts unnecessary, argues prosecution (transcript) --
William Jennings Bryan's first speech (transcript) --
Dudley Field Malone replies to Bryan (transcript) --
Attorney General Stewart answers Malone (transcript) --
Joseph Wood Kruth, Fairness lies o the defense's side, July 29, 1925 --
6. Sixth day's proceedings: Friday, July 17, 1925 --
Raulston rejects expert testimony; Darrow offends (transcript) --
New Republic, Courts should not rule over legislature, July 8, 1925 --
7. Seventh day's proceedings: Monday, July 20, 1925 --
Darrow objects to "read your Bible" banner (transcript) --
Darrow questions William Jennings Bryan on the stand (transcript) --
Did the whale swallow Jonah? (transcript) --
Could Joshua command the sun to stand still? (transcript) --
Did the Flood wipe out civilization? (transcript) --
Darrow questions Bryan on Genesis (transcript) --
New York Times, Laughter at Bryan's expense, July 21, 1925 --
8. Eighth day's proceedings: Tuesday, July 21, 1925 --
Court strikes Bryan's testimony (transcript) --
Jury reaches a verdict; Scopes speaks (transcript) --
Farewell remarks (transcript) --
H. L. Mencken, Battle now over; Genesis triumphant and ready for new jousts, July 18, 1925 Part Three: The Scopes Trial and the culture of the 1920s: The documents --
1. Cartoonists draw the Scopes Trial --
Dorman, No wonder the monkeys are worried, June 29, 1925 --
Rogers, Disbelievers in the evolution theory, June 20, 1925 --
Cross, Unduly excited, June 25, 1925 --
Cargill, Education in the higher branches, 1925 --
Alley, The light of economic liberty, May 7, 1925 --
Baltimore Sun, Waiting, July 17, 1925 --
Alley, What manner of materials so enduring? May 3, 1925 --
2. Race and the Scopes Trial --
Chicago Defender, If monkeys could speak, May 23, 1925 --
W.E.B. Du Bois, Dayton is America, September 1925 --
Reverend John W. Norris, African Methodist Episcopal Church minister stands with Bryan, October 1925 --
P.W. Chamberlain, Racial hierarchy proves evolution, July 13, 1925 --
George W. Hunter, Race and eugenics in a civic biology, 1914 --
3. Educational freedom and the Scopes Trial --
William Jennings Bryan, Who shall control our schools? June 1925 --
American Civil Liberties Union, Postwar threats to academic freedom, 1931 --
American Federation of Teachers, Concern over intolerance, July 18, 1925 --
American Association of University Professors, University faculty define academic freedom, 1915 --
R.S. Woodworth, Tennessee can dictate curriculum, not answers, August 29, 1925 4. The Scopes Trial and the "new woman" --
Father Hugh L. McMenamin, A Catholic priest argues women are surrendering their moral duty, October 1927 --
Regina Malone, A flapper responds to attacks on youths, July 1926 --
Mrs. E.P. Blair, A Tennessee woman calls for battle against evolutionist outsiders, June 29, 1925 --
Mrs. Jesse Sparks, A Tennessee mother writes to support the Butler Act, July 3, 1925 --
5. Religious alternatives in the 1920s --
Sarah Comstock, Performing for the Lord: Sister Aimee Semple McPherson, December 1927 --
Bruce Barton, Jesus as business executive, 1925 --
6. An invasion of "outsiders"? --
Reverend John Roach Straton, A fundamentalist defends Tennessee against outside invasion, December 26, 1925 --
Vine Deloria Jr., A modern native American scholar decries the invasion of European science, 1995 --
Appendixes: A chronology of events related to the Scopes Trial (1859-1999) --
Questions for consideration.
Series Title: Bedford series in history and culture (Palgrave (Firm))
Responsibility: Jeffrey P. Moran.
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The 1925 trial of John Scopes, charged in Tennessee as illegally teaching evolution to his class, has been called the trial of the century. In a lively interpretative introduction to one of the watershed events in American history, Jeffrey P. Moran analyzes the trial and its impact on the moral fiber of the country and the educational system, and examines the race and gender issues that arose from the debate. Political cartoons and photographs add a colorful dimension to this collection.

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