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OUSD Teaching American History Grant II
May 24, 2005

?Wm J. Bryan and Clarence Darrow
Face History at the Scopes Trial?

Charles Postel, Department of History
California State University, Sacramento

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Suggest a resource NEW
  • American Experience: Monkey Trial
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/

  • Scopes Trial Home Page - by Douglas O. Linder, UMKC School of Law
    A site dedicated to the explication of the Scopes Monkey Trial.
    http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/scopes.htm

  • The Library of Congress tells the story of the Scopes Trial
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/may05.html

  • The Scopes Monkey Trial : Courtroom Television Network
    http://www.courttv.com/archive/greatesttrials/scopes/

  • The story of the Scopes trial is retold in this Paramount and Pathe News film "Greatest Headlines of the Century," produced in 1960
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/08/2/l_082_01.html

  • The Scopes 'Monkey Trial' - July 10-25, 1925
    http://www.dimensional.com/~randl/scopes.htm

  • "75 years after the Scopes trial pitted science against religion, the debate goes on" By Raju Chebium, CNN.com Correspondent, July 13, 2000
    http://archives.cnn.com/2000/LAW/07/13/scopes.monkey.trial/

  • "In Kansas, A Sharp Debate on Evolution Educators Consider Intelligent Design" by By Peter Slevin Washington Post Staff Writer, Friday, May 6, 2005
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/05/

  • Divining America: Religion and the National Culture
    An online curriculum supplement for teachers from the National Humanities Center
    http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/tserve.htm

  • The Complete Works of Robert Ingersoll [1833 - 1899]
    19th century political activist, orator, agnostic
    http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/robert_ingersoll/

  • Famous American Trials: . The Sweet Trials 1925 & 1926.
    http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/sweet/sweet.html

  • Famous American Trials: Illinois v. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, 1924
    http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/leoploeb/leopold.htm

Books

  • Summer for the Gods The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson winner of the Pulitzer prize in history link to Amazon

  • The Scopes Trial : A Brief History with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture) by Jeffrey P. Moran link to Amazon

  • Arc of Justice : A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, by Kevin Boyle Describes Clarence Darrow's other famous trial amid the charged racial atmosphere of Detroit link to Amazon

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