Summer for the Gods

Summer for the Gods

The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion

Book - 2006
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Scopes Trial and the battle over evolution and creation in America's schools
In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the twentieth century's most contentious courtroom dramas, pitting William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes, represented by Clarence Darrow and the ACLU, in 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 cities and states throughout the country.
Edward Larson's classic Summer for the Gods -- winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History -- is the single most authoritative account of this pivotal event. An afterword assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution, and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, c[2006].
ISBN: 9780465075102
046507510X
Characteristics: x, 330 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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JGile
Jul 05, 2019

This is an in-depth look at the "Trial of the Century" - a story that many of us know by name and could summarize ourselves, but the true story is much different than the surface facts we all know. While the impact of the trial is still felt today in curriculum and attitudes, it also laid the groundwork for modern reporting, highly publicized trials, and even the "Cult of Personality" that we see in politics and popular culture.

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Dec 05, 2007

Winner 1998 Pulitzer prize.

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