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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


BOSTON, 1926

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/9780195072389.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This Prologue sets the theme for the entire book: the issue of freedom. It presents a scene, captured during a pivotal moment in Mencken's career when, at the height of his popularity, he was ... More


BANNED IN BOSTON

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/9780195072389.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter picks up from the opening scene described in the Prologue of this book, when the April 1926 issue of The American Mercury was banned in Boston and Mencken was arrested. Mencken became ... More


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