In 1967, John Scopes published his memoirs, which focused overwhelmingly on his eight-day trial and not on the rest of his life, ignoring several important events, such as his divorce and remarriage, his run for the U.S. Congress, and his challenges with his family. This volume is the first complete, annotated biography of John Scopes. It details his entire life and, where appropriate, those of his parents, siblings, wife, and children, all supported by hundreds of cited sources, quotations, and family stories.
Ideal for readers with an interest in academic freedom, free speech, or the evolution-creationism controversy, this book uses never-before-published sources, photography, and stories to uncover the facts of Scopes’ post-trial life, including the challenges that Scopes faced in his personal life, his conversion from a socialist to a political conservative, and his final years and death. Readers will be surprised to learn that John Scopes’ life differed significantly from what has often been presented in the media.
- Includes never-before-published interviews with John Scopes's family and friends
- Features images from throughout Scopes's life
- Unearths the overlooked story of Scopes and his life before and after his trial
- Provides context for today's ongoing controversies about who controls the curricula of public schools