The Scopes Trial: A Brief History with Documents

by Jeffrey P. Moran
Boston: Bedford Books, 2002. 230 pages.

Following a detailed seventy-two-page introduction by Moran himself to the Scopes trial and its cultural and historical milieu, The Scopes Trial provides original source documents — extensive selections from the eight days of the trial transcript and contemporary coverage of the courtroom as well as cartoons and selections illuminating how the issues of the trial were connected with issues of race, educational freedom, feminism, new religious movements in the 1920s, and local control over education. New York University's Jonathan Zimmerman predicts, "It will become the standard short interpretation of Scopes and antievolution." The author is Associate Professor of History at the University of Kansas.