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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: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Discusses one of the most famous court cases in history, in which a Tennessee high school teacher was put on trial for teaching evolution.
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: John Thomas Scopes; John Thomas Scopes; John Thomas Scopes; John Thomas Scopes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Larson
ISBN: 0674854292 9780674854291
OCLC Number: 39909427
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize General Non-Fiction Category 1998.
Description: x, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Digging up controversy --
Government by the people --
In defense of individual liberty --
Choosing sides --
Jockeying for position --
Preliminary rounds --
The trial of the century --
The end of an era --
Retelling the tale --
Distant echoes.
Responsibility: Edward J. Larson.

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Pairing archival material from both the Bryan prosecution and the Darrow defence, this text provides an historical and legal analysis in its interpretation of a pivotal event in American history.  Read more...

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In "Summer for the Gods", the first full study of the Scopes trial to be published in forty years, Larsen incisively examines the myths surrounding the Scopes trial. His treatment is fresh and Read more...

 
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An excellent history of the Scopes trial

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-07-07) 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, it turns out that the overall result of the trial was a victory for creationists, not for science....
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