This is an account of the so-called "monkey trial" (Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes) of 1925. The author relates not only the history of the event but also illuminates its significance to man for all time. As the American Historical Review said of this book: "The theme of this book is not the theory of evolution but the theory of democracy." Ray Ginger was Professor of History at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
"I have used this book for years--it never fails to engage the students."--Nan E. Woodruff, Pennsylvania State University
"Excellent for collateral reading in my history and philosophy of education class."--D. Gough, Washington Bible College
"An intriguing book well suited to stimulating discussion in an upper-level course. It addresses issues rented to the social and intellectual history of 20th century American."--Daniel B. Murphy, Hanover College
"Very valuable in helping students understand the Scopes Trial and modern Creationists."--Lois N. Magner, Purdue University
"Very good for supplemental reading in a survey course on religion in America. Lively and stimulating. The book provokes students to get involved."--W. Calvin Smith, University of South Carolina at Aiken
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