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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, ©1997.
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Draws from new archival material, as well as historical and legal analysis to examine the many facets of the Scopes trial of 1925 in which the American Civil Liberties Union challenged a controversial Tennessee law banning the teaching of evolution in public schools, and considers the impact of that trial on the continuing debate between religion and science.
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Larson, Edward J. (Edward John).
Summer for the Gods.
New York : BasicBooks, ©1997
(OCoLC)645568010
Named Person: John Thomas Scopes; John Thomas Scopes; John Thomas Scopes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Larson
ISBN: 0465075096 9780465075096
OCLC Number: 36430743
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, History, 1998.
Description: x, 318 pages : illustrations ; 25 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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Draws from new archival material, as well as historical and legal analysis to examine the many facets of the Scopes trial of 1925 in which the American Civil Liberties Union challenged a controversial Tennessee law banning the teaching of evolution in public schools, and considers the impact of that trial on the continuing debate between religion and science.

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An excellent history of the Scopes trial

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2006-11-12) Excellent Permalink
Eric Larson has written an excellent history of the Scopes trial. He debunks many misconceptions about the proceedings and outcome of the trial. For example, the overall result of the trial was a victory for creationists. Creationist legislation succeeded in many areas of the South and southern midwest....
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