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

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

Edward J. Larson


In the summer time of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, grew to become the atmosphere for one of many twentieth century’s so much contentious dramas: the Scopes trial that pit William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists opposed to a instructor named John Scopes right into a recognized debate over technological know-how, faith, and their position in public schooling That trial marked the beginning of a conflict that maintains to this day-in Dover, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Cobb County, Georgia, and plenty of different towns and states through the state. Edward Larson’s vintage, Summer for the Gods, obtained the Pulitzer Prize in heritage in 1998 and is the one such a lot authoritative account of a pivotal occasion whose fighters stay at odds in class districts and courtrooms. For this version, Larson has additional a brand new preface that assesses the kingdom of the conflict among creationism and evolution, and issues the right way to the way it may possibly almost certainly be resolved.

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