Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion / Edition 1

Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion / Edition 1

by Edward J. Larson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674854292

ISBN-13: 9780674854291

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Harvard University Press

In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the 20th century’s most contentious dramas: the Scopes trial that pit William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes into a famous debate over science, religion, and their place in public education That trial marked the start of

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In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the 20th century’s most contentious dramas: the Scopes trial that pit William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes into a famous debate over science, religion, and their place in public education That trial marked the start of a battle that continues to this day-in Dover, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Cobb County, Georgia, and many other cities and states throughout the country. Edward Larson’s classic, Summer for the Gods, received the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1998 and is the single most authoritative account of a pivotal event whose combatants remain at odds in school districts and courtrooms. For this edition, Larson has added a new preface that assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution, and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674854291
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

PART I: BEFORE…

1. Digging Up Controversy

2. Government by the People

3. In Defense of Individual Liberty

PART II: …DURING…

4. Choosing Sides

5. Jockeying for Position

6. Preliminary Rounds

7. The Trial of the Century

PART III: …AND AFTER

8. The End of an Era

9. Retelling the Tale

10. Distant Echoes

Notes

Index

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