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Summer for the Gods : the Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion (97 Edition)

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In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the 20th centurys 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 Larsons 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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Reissued with a new preface: the Pulitzer Prize-winning book that is “quite simply the best book ever written on the Scopes Trial and its place in American history and myth.”

Synopsis:

In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the 20th centurys 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 Larsons 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.

About the Author

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 Evolutions Workshop: God and Science on the Galapagos Islands and lives in Athens, Georgia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465075102
Author:
Larson, Edward J.
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Larson, Edward J.
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Criminal Law - General
Subject:
General Law
Subject:
Evolution -- Study and teaching.
Subject:
Scopes, John Thomas - Trials, litigation, etc
Subject:
History of Science-General
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 13.40 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the 20th centurys 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 Larsons 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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