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The Triptych of the Twenties: Bryan, Darrow, and Mencken and What They Meant to the White South

Angie Maxwell

in The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611648
eISBN:
9781469614519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611648.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on journalist H. L. Mencken, attorney Clarence Darrow, and politician and activist William Jennings Bryan, whose interactions contributed to a collective regional identity for ... More


 World War I and After: Godlessness and the Scopes Trial

Kevin M. Schultz

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In “Godlessness and the Scopes Trial,” Kevin M. Schultz examines the most famous battle over religion in the 1920s, and perhaps the most famous battle in the entirety of the twentieth century, the ... More


Outlawing Evolution 1920–1925

Edward J. Larson

in Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154719
eISBN:
9780199849505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154719.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins by examining the initial anti-evolution crusade and its impact. It traces the reform heritage of Evangelicalism within the Progressive Era, the rise of the anti-evolution issue ... More


THE SCOPES TRIAL

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter presents a history of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, when famed lawyer Clarence Darrow defended John Thomas Scopes, a schoolteacher in Dayton, Tennessee, for teaching the theory ... More


Reactionary Fundamentalism: The Founding of William Jennings Bryan College

Angie Maxwell

in The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611648
eISBN:
9781469614519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611648.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes how William Jennings Bryan’s embarrassment on the stand, his death five days after the trial, and the ensuing media criticism transformed the community in Dayton, Tennessee. A ... More


The Contrarian and the Commoner: Darrow and Bryan

Edward Caudill

in Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038013
eISBN:
9780252095306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038013.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan's contrasting worldviews of science and religion. Bryan and Darrow personified two major, antagonistic streams of thought in American ... More


How Scopes Was Framed

Adam R. Shapiro

in Trying Biology: The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226029450
eISBN:
9780226029597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029597.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how a simple small-town misdemeanor trial of the Dayton substitute teacher, John Scopes, turned into a one of the greatest legal clashes between science and religion since the ... More


Free Silver and the Democratic Party

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the free silver movement and how the silver issue influenced the Democratic Party's ideological shift. More specifically, it considers William Jennings Bryan's demands for the ... More


The Crime of 1873

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the impact of silver policy on American politics by focusing on the demonetization of the silver dollar in the Coinage Act of 1873 and the claims made by the free silver ... More


Animal Legacies: William Jennings Bryan and the Scopes “Monkey Trial”

Michael Lundblad

in The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917570
eISBN:
9780199332830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917570.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The epilogue focuses on the reception of William Jennings Bryan’s anti-evolution arguments in the Scopes “Monkey Trial” of 1925, in contrast to his reputation as a progressive reformer at the turn of ... More


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