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Tennessee VS. Civilization: Scopes Takes on a Southern Accent

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/9781469611648.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the larger sectional conflict between the North and the South that has been largely ignored by scholarly assessments of the Scopes Trial. The somewhat insatiable and ... More


Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mencken believed that the Constitution and Bill of Rights were sacred documents that set clear lines of demarcation that no government should trespass. “The two main ideas that run through all of my ... 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 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


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


Fighting for the Future of the Race: Evolution for African American Pedagogues and Preachers

Jeffrey P. Moran

in American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195183498
eISBN:
9780190254629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195183498.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter analyzes the ways in which antievolutionism led African Americans to examine more carefully the character and future of their race. It examines the impact of antievolutionism on African ... More


Introduction: Darwin Comes to America

Jeffrey P. Moran

in American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195183498
eISBN:
9780190254629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195183498.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of antievolutionism in the U.S. It covers criticisms on Charles Darwin's “On the Origin of Species by Means of ... More


Introduction

Christopher M. Rios

in After the Monkey Trial: Evangelical Scientists and a New Creationism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256679
eISBN:
9780823261383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256679.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The introduction establishes the framework for the pages that follow by recalling how the infamous “Monkey Trial” of 1925 both symbolized and perpetuated the conflict thesis, the idea that science ... More


Monkeys and Mothers: Gender and the Antievolution Impulse

Jeffrey P. Moran

in American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195183498
eISBN:
9780190254629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195183498.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the origins of the foundations of the fundamentalism and antievolutionism in the U.S. in a crisis over gender and sex roles in the years before the Scopes Trial. It discusses ... More


Sentiment Rules the World: William Jennings Bryan and Populism

Finbarr Curtis

in Production of American Religious Freedom: The Production of American Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479882113
eISBN:
9781479823734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479882113.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Many progressive historians and political commentators who celebrate William Jennings Bryan’s early populist crusade for economic justice lament his later decline into religious conservatism. ... More


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