THE MONKEY TRIAL

In Search of History

DVD

$24.98

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In the popular consciousness, John Scopes gets portrayed as a rebel teacher who challenged religious fundamentalism.

This eye-opening program delves deep into the "Monkey Trial," dispelling the mythology around it and explaining its origins (local boosters pushed Scopes to challenge state law, hoping that it would gain their town notoriety—and business), its growth into the first "media circus," the strategies opposing lawyers Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan employed, and its legacy. Archival photographs, newsreel footage, reenactments, and expert commentary help paint a colorful picture of one of America’s most legendary legal battles.

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Copyright

2008

Publisher

History Channel

Grade

7 and up

Color

Color and black-and-white

Run Time

50 minutes