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Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion
     

Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion

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by Edward J. Larson
 

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ISBN-10: 046507510X

ISBN-13: 9780465075102

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Basic Books


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:
9780465075102
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
156,936
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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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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