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The Scopes Trial: A Brief History with Documents

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The Scopes trial shocked America. Tennessee schoolteacher John Scopes brought the question of teaching evolution in schools to every dinner table, and it remains an essential topic in any course on American History, the History of Education, and Religious History. This volume’s lively interpretative introduction provides an analysis of the trial and its impact on the moral ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published March 6th 2002 by Bedford/St. Martin's
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Chris
Dec 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
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I remember vague references to the Scopes Trial from High School classes and various discussions on the evolution debate. This book is a great compilation of the data in and surrounding that case. I really enjoyed the introduction and commentary by the author that helped orient some of the texts and discussions. I found myself laughing out loud at some of the transcripts from the courtroom proceedings. And I also appreciated and enjoyed the supplemental material at the back (related essays, poli ...more
Joe Gawlik
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Eye opening regarding the "circus" accompanying the trial, and the ramifications still being felt today.
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The show trial must go on!
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