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

Harvard University Press
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Book Description

The Scopes "Monkey Trial" marked a watershed in our national discussion of science and religion. In addition to symbolizing the clash between evolutionist and creationist camps, the trial helped shape the development of both popular religion and constitutional law in the United States, serving as a precedent for more recent legal and political battles. Pairing new archival material from both the Bryan prosecution and the Darrow defense with Larson's keen historical and legal analysis, Summer for the Gods offers a fresh interpretation of a pivotal event in American history.