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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 : Basic Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With this authoritative and engaging book, Edward J. Larson examines the many facets of the Scopes trial and shows how its enduring legacy has crossed religious, cultural, educational, and political lines." "The "Monkey Trial," as it was playfully nicknamed, was instigated by the American Civil Liberties Union to challenge a controversial Tennessee law banning the teaching of human evolution in public schools. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Trials, litigation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Larson, Edward J. (Edward John).
Summer for the gods.
New York : Basic Books, ©1997
(DLC) 97009648
Named Person: John Thomas Scopes; John Thomas Scopes; John Thomas Scopes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Larson
ISBN: 0465075096 9780465075096
OCLC Number: 298105044
Description: 1 online resource (x, 330 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction; Before; Digging Up Controversy; Government by the People; In Defense of Individual Liberty; During; Choosing Sides; Jockeying for Position; Preliminary Rounds; The Trial of the Century; And After; The End of an Era; Retelling the Tale; Distant Echoes.
Responsibility: Edward J. Larson.

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A modern history of the notorious Scopes trial, the case that sparked a debate over teaching evolution that continues to rage today. The text narrates the trial's events, framing it in a broader  Read more...

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