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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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.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2006.
ISBN: 9780465075102
046507510X
Branch Call Number: 345.7302 LARSON
Characteristics: x, 330 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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