Author: Randy Moore and William McComas

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467116483

Category: History

Page: 127

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Includes bibliographical references (page 126) and index.
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The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion

Author: Edward J. Larson

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786721936

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 8586

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.
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A Reporter's Account of the Scopes Monkey Trial

Author: Henry Louis Mencken

Publisher: Melville House Pub

ISBN: 1933633174

Category: History

Page: 206

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Collected in print for the first time is Mencken's scathingly honest and fiercely intelligent coverage of the Scopes Monkey Trial, with his perceptive rendering of the courtroom drama, piercing portrayals of key figures Scopes, Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, and his ferocious take on the fundamentalist culture surrounding the case. It also includes his withering coverage of Bryan's death just days after the trial, as well as a complete transcript of the trial's legendary exchange: Darrow's blistering cross-examination of Bryan.
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Author: Sabrina Crewe,Michael V. Uschan

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836834154

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6713

Looks at the historic 1925 trial in which a Tennessee high school biology teacher was accused of violating state law by teaching Darwin's theory of evolution, and discusses the impact on America.
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The True Story of the Scopes Trial

Author: Marvin N. Olasky,John Perry

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805431575

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 7452

Describes the famous 1925 courtroom showdown of William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in public schools, and points out details and discrepancies that have not come to light until recently.
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The Summer of the Scopes Trial

Author: Ronald Kidd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416949216

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 250

View: 774

When her father hatches a plan to bring publicity to their Tennessee town by arresting a high school teacher for teaching about evolution, the resulting 1925 Scopes trial prompts fifteen-year-old Frances to rethink her beliefs.
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A Headline Court Case

Author: Freya Ottem Hanson

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780766013889

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4660

Discusses one of the most famous court cases in history, in which a Tennessee high school teacher was put on trial for teaching evolution.
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Author: Samuel Willard Crompton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438131283

Category: Electronic books

Page: 129

View: 4791

After the passage of the Butler Act, which made it unlawful for a state-funded school in Tennessee to teach that humans evolved from lower organisms, 24-year-old high school teacher John Scopes intentionally violated the law. Arrested and charged on May 5, 1925, Scopes became the centerpiece in a trial that pitted two of the finest legal minds of the time against one another. Prosecutor William Jennings Bryan's participation in the trial served as the capstone to his prior unsuccessful advocacy to cut off funds to schools that taught evolution. Prominent trial attorney Clarence Darrow, an agnostic, spoke for the defense. This case, which was the first to be broadcast via radio, was a critical turning point in the creation vs. evolution controversy that continues today. The Scopes Monkey Trial has since been fictionalized in a play, a film, and three television films, all called Inherit the Wind. The Scopes Monkey Trial: Debate over Evolution explains how this pivotal court case shaped the way evolution and creationism are approached in classrooms.
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Author: Jen Bryant

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 0440421896

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 228

View: 5615

Visitors, spectators, and residents of Dayton, Tennessee, in 1925 describe, in a series of free-verse poems, the Scopes "monkey trial" and its effects on that small town and its citizens.
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Author: Clarence Darrow

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0812966775

Category: Law

Page: 254

View: 1914

A comprehensive anthology of the writings of the distinguished American lawyer, writer, and social critic encompasses an assortment of opening statements, trial arguments, essays, and excerpts from his memoir, illuminating the ideals, aspirations, and passions that defined this iconic attorney. Original.
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Defending the Right to Teach

Author: Arthur Blake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781562944070

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6166

A trial over the right to teach evolution raised such issues as freedom of speech, freedom of worship, the right to teach, and the right to learn.
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Witches, Anarchists, Atheists, Communists, and Terrorists in America's Courtrooms

Author: Phillip Margulies,Maxine Rosaler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618717170

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 218

View: 4284

Recreating five famous trials, including the Salem Witch Trials and the Scopes "Monkey" Trial, this fascinating book explores how our right to a fair trial can be jeopardized when people are tempted to abandon their principles in the name of safety.
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The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools

Author: Adam R. Shapiro

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022602959X

Category: History

Page: 208

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In Trying Biology, Adam R. Shapiro convincingly dispels many conventional assumptions about the 1925 Scopes “monkey” trial. Most view it as an event driven primarily by a conflict between science and religion. Countering this, Shapiro shows the importance of timing: the Scopes trial occurred at a crucial moment in the history of biology textbook publishing, education reform in Tennessee, and progressive school reform across the country. He places the trial in this broad context—alongside American Protestant antievolution sentiment—and in doing so sheds new light on the trial and the historical relationship of science and religion in America. For the first time we see how religious objections to evolution became a prevailing concern to the American textbook industry even before the Scopes trial began. Shapiro explores both the development of biology textbooks leading up to the trial and the ways in which the textbook industry created new books and presented them as “responses” to the trial. Today, the controversy continues over textbook warning labels, making Shapiro’s study—particularly as it plays out in one of America’s most famous trials—an original contribution to a timely discussion.
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Tennessee V. John Thomas Scopes

Author: Ray Ginger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195197846

Category: History

Page: 258

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The drama and historical significance of the Scopes case are given equal attention in this account of the Tennessee trial. Bibliogs
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Presented in Problems

Author: George William Hunter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biology

Page: 432

View: 602

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Attorney for the Damned

Author: John A. Farrell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385534515

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 6187

Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, here is the definitive biography of America’s legendary defense attorney and progressive hero. Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His days-long closing arguments delivered without notes won miraculous reprieves for men doomed to hang. Darrow left a promising career as a railroad lawyer during the tumultuous Gilded Age in order to champion poor workers, blacks, and social and political outcasts against big business, Jim Crow, and corrupt officials. He became famous defending union leader Eugene Debs in the land­mark Pullman Strike case and went from one headline case to the next—until he was nearly crushed by an indictment for bribing a jury. He redeemed himself in Dayton, Tennessee, defending schoolteacher John Scopes in the “Monkey Trial,” cementing his place in history. Now, John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow’s divorce, affairs, and disastrous finances; new details of his feud with his law partner, the famous poet Edgar Lee Masters; a shocking disclosure about one of his most controversial cases; and explosive revelations of shady tactics he used in his own trial for bribery. Clarence Darrow is a sweeping, surprising portrait of a leg­endary legal mind. From the Hardcover edition.
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A Brief History with Documents

Author: Jeffrey P. Moran

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312294267

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Uses previously unpublished documents to provide an introduction to the 1925 Scopes trial, the landmark case about teaching evolution in the classroom.
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God, Darwin, and the Roots of America’s Culture Wars

Author: A. Laats

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023010679X

Category: History

Page: 258

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This book takes a new look at one of the most contentious periods in American history. The battles over schools that surrounded the famous Scopes "monkey" trial in 1925 were about much more than evolution. Fundamentalists fought to maintain cultural control of education. As this book reveals for the first time, the successes and the failures of these fundamentalist campaigns transformed both the fundamentalist movement and the nature of education in America. In turn, those transformations determined many of the positions of the "culture wars" that raged throughout the twentieth century.
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Author: Clarence Darrow


ISBN: 1329374096

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 474

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Clarence Darrow (April 18, 1857 - March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert ""Bobby"" Franks (1924). Some of his other notable cases included defending Ossian Sweet, and John T. Scopes in the Scopes ""Monkey"" Trial (1925), in which he opposed William Jennings Bryan (statesman, noted orator, and three-time presidential candidate). Called a ""sophisticated country lawyer,"" he remains notable for his wit, which marked him as one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians. Today, Clarence Darrow is remembered for his reputation as a fierce litigator who, in many cases, championed the cause of the underdog; because of this, he is generally regarded as one of the greatest criminal defense lawyers in American history and therefor has he served as a model for almost every lawyer on film or television.
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Fundamentalism, the Scopes Trial, and the Making of the Antievolution Movement

Author: Michael Lienesch

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807830968

Category: History

Page: 338

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Examining the political origins of creationism, a study of the role of fundamentalism in the antievolution movement through the 1920s details early twentieth-century debates over Darwinism in educational institutions and government, analyzes the Scopes trial and its significance, and traces the rise of creation science and the theory of intelligent design.
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