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

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9780465075102

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046507510X
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Pub. Date:
10/2/2006
Publisher(s):
Perseus Books Group
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Edward J. Larson is a professor with a joint appointment in history and law at the University of Georgia. A graduate of Williams College and Harvard Law School, he received his doctorate in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is also the author of Evolution’s Workshop: God and Science on the Galapagos Islands and lives in Athens, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction 3(8)
PART I Before . . .
Digging Up Controversy
11(20)
Government by the People
31(29)
In Defense of Individual Liberty
60(27)
PART II . . . During . . .
Choosing Sides
87(24)
Jockeying for Position
111(36)
Preliminary Rounds
147(23)
The Trial of the Century
170(27)
PART III . . . AND AFTER
The End of an Era
197(28)
Retelling the Tale
225(22)
Distance Echoes
247(20)
Afterword 267(12)
Notes 279(40)
Index 319


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