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Summer For the Gods: The Scopes Trial

E J Collins
Summer For the Gods: The Scopes Trial

Summer For the Gods: The Scopes Trial

E J Collins

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Echoes of the 1925 Scopes "monkey trial" over the teaching of evolution persist today, as Larson (history and law, U. of Georgia) illustrates in his narration--based on some new archival material<- ->of this "trial of the century" and interpretation of its legacy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

- Publisher In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the unlikely setting of one of our century's most contentious dramas: the Scopes trial and the debate over science, religion, and their place in public education. This "trial of the century" not only cast Dayton into the national spotlight, it epitomized America's ongoing struggle between individual liberty and majoritarian democracy.Now, 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 Tennessee statute represented the first major victory for an intense national campaign against Darwinism, launched in the 1920s by Protestant fundamentalists and led by the

- Publisher In the Summer of 1925, the town of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the twentieth century's most contentious courtroom dramas: the Scopes trial pitting William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against Clarence Darrow and the ACLU in a timeless battle over science, religion, and their place in public education.

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Echoes of the 1925 Scopes "monkey trial" over the teaching of evolution persist today, as Larson (history and law, U. of Georgia) illustrates in his narration--based on some new archival material<- ->of this "trial of the century" and interpretation of its legacy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the unlikely setting of one of our century's most contentious dramas: the Scopes trial and the debate over science, religion, and their place in public education. This "trial of the century" not only cast Dayton into the national spotlight, it epitomized America's ongoing struggle between individual liberty and majoritarian democracy.Now, 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 Tennessee statute represented the first major victory for an intense national campaign against Darwinism, launched in the 1920s by Protestant fundamentalists and led by the
- Publisher

In the Summer of 1925, the town of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the twentieth century's most contentious courtroom dramas: the Scopes trial pitting William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against Clarence Darrow and the ACLU in a timeless battle over science, religion, and their place in public education.
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Table Of Contents

  • Part 1 Before: Digging Up Controversy
  • Government By The People
  • In Defense Of Individual Liberty. Part 2 During: Choosing Sides
  • Jockeying For Position
  • Preliminary Rounds
  • The Trial Of The Century. Part 3 And After: The End Of An Era
  • Retelling The Tale
  • Distant Echoes.

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  • Catalogue Code 114834
  • Product Code 0465075096
  • EAN 9780465075096
  • Pages 336
  • Department Academic
  • Category Science
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Basic Books
  • Publication Date Jun 1997
  • Dimensions 236 x 156 x 28 mm
  • Weight 0.500kg

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