Summer for the Gods

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

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780465075102
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Basic Books
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 345.730288
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: x, 330
Weight: 446g
Height: 232mm
Width: 155mm
Spine width: 24mm