Monkeying with History:

A Bibliography of the Scopes Trial

Allen, Leslie H., edited and compiled.  Bryan and Darrow at Dayton: the Record and Documents of the “Bible-Evolution Trial”.  New York : Arthur Lee & Company, c1925. viii, 218 p. Green binding with colorful dust jacket!

Allen, Victor.  In the Hands of God: a Historical Novel Based on the World-Famous “Monkey Trial” at Dayton, Tennessee in 1925.   Townsend, Tennessee : Victor Allen, c1974. 142 p. One of several novels about the Scopes Trial!

Aymar, Brandt and Edward Sagarin.  A Pictorial History of the World's Great Trials: From Socrates to Eichmann.  New York : Crown Publishers, Inc., c1967. viii, 373 p.

Bryan, William Jennings.  The Bible and Its Enemies. An Address Delivered at the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. 3rd ed. Chicago : The Bible Institute of Colportage Association, c1921. 46 p. A more complete version of this address.

Bryan, William Jennings.  The Bible or Evolution?  Murfreesboro, Tennessee : Sword of the Lord Foundation, n.d. 29 p. ‘Reprinted by Permission From Moody Press.’

Bryan, William Jennings.  Bryan's Last Word on Evolution: His Posthumous Speech Prepared for the Famous Scopes Trial at Dayton, Tenn.   Chicago : The Bible Institute of Colportage Association, n.d. 32 p.

Bryan, William Jennings.  The Commoner, Condensed.  New York : The Abbey Press, c1902. xii, 469 p. Editorials, excerpts, and poems from Bryan’s weekly journal, The Commoner.

Bryan, William Jennings.  The Dawn of Humanity: the Menace of Darwinism and The Bible and It’s Enemies.   Chicago : The Altruist Foundation, c1925. 126 p. Red binding. ‘The Menace of Darwinism’ is from In His Image, chapter 4, ‘The Origin of Man’. Includes “Evolution Disproved” by Lowell Harris Coate. Also includes two short essays by D.L. Moody and Ben Philips.

Bryan, William Jennings.  The First Battle.  A Story of the Campaign of 1896: Together with a Collection of His Speeches and a Biographical Sketch by His Wife.  Chicago : W.B. Conkey Company, 1896, 630 p.

Bryan, William Jennings.  In His Image.  New York : Fleming H. Revell Company, c1922. 266 p. Red binding.

Bryan, William Jennings.  The Last Message of William Jennings Bryan. Forward by Mrs. Bryan.  New York : Fleming H. Revell Company, c1925. 80 p. Blue binding.

Bryan, William Jennings and Mary Baird Bryan.  The Memoirs of William Jennings Bryan.  Chicago : John C. Winston Company, c1925. 560 p.

Bryan, William Jennings.  The Old World and Its Way: Describing a Tour Around the World and Journeys Through Europe.  St. Louis : Thompson Publishing Company, 1907. xiii, 574 p. Was Bryan a xenophobe as Darrow and history portray him? Read this book for a different perspective!

Bryan, William Jennings.  Seven Questions in Dispute: Shall Christianity Remain Christian?  New York : Fleming H. Revell Company, c1924. 158 p. Green binding. Includes chapter on “The Origin of Man” - not at all similar to chapter from In His Image.

Caudill, Edward.  The Scopes Trial: a Photographic History.   Photo captions by Edward Larson; afterword by Jesse Fox Mayshark.  Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c2000. 88 p.

Cherny, Robert W.  A Righteous Cause : the Life of William Jennings Bryan.  Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, 1994. xi, 225 p.

Cornelius, R.M. and John D. Morris.  Scopes: Creation on Trial.  Green Forest, AR : Master Books, 1999. 48 p.

Cornelius, R.M., ed.  Selected Orations of William Jennings Bryan.  The Cross of Gold Centennnial Edition. Dayton, Tennessee : William Jennings Bryan College, c1996. vi, 116 p.

Cruver, Timothy C., compiler. Edited by Janet M. Cruver.  You Be the Judge.  Printed by The College Press, c2000. 383 p. Reprint of 37 days (July 1, 1925 thru August 9, 1925) of Scopes Trial reporting from The Des Moines Register.

Darrow, Clarence.  The Story of My Life.  New York : Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1932. viii, 465 p.

de Camp, L. Sprague.  The Great Monkey Trial.  Garden City, New York : Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1968. x, 538 p.

Dickler, Gerald.  Man on Trial: History-Making Trials from Socrates to Oppenheimer.  Garden City, New York : Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1962. 452 p. Contains a rather highly biased and inaccurate portrayal of Bryan and the Scopes Trial.

Gale, Albert L., and George W. Kline.  Bryan the Man: the Great Commoner at Close Range. An Intimate and Impartial Review of the Personal Side of His Life, Together with a History of His Public Career.  Saint Louis : The Thompson Publishing Company, 1908. 191 p.

Ginger, Ray.  Six Days or Forever? Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes.  Chicago : Quadrangle Paperbacks, 1969. 258 p. One of the more frequently cited accounts of the Scopes Trial.

Glad, Paul W.  McKinley, Bryan, and the People.  Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott Company, c1964. 222 p.

Gunn, John W., ed.  The Wisdom of Clarence Darrow.  Girard, Kansas : Haldeman-Julius Publications, 1947. 43 p.

Gurko, Miriam.  Clarence Darrow.  New York : Thomas Y. Crowell, 1965. ix, 280 p.

Hanson, Freya Ottem.  The Scopes Monkey Trial : a Headline Court Case.  Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, 2000. 128 p.

Hays, Arthur Garfield.  City Lawyer : the Autobiography of a Law Practice.  New York, Simon and Schuster, 1942. xvi, 482 p.

Hays, Arthur Garfield.  Let Freedom Ring.  New York, Boni and Liveright, 1928. xxii, 341 p. Dedicated to three musketeers of freedom : Clarence Darrow, Oswald Garrison Villard, Roger N. Baldwin. Hays, an A.C.L.U. attorney at the Scopes Trial, gives an account of the Scopes Trial in the first section of this book.

Herrick, Genevieve Forbes, and John Origen Herrick.  The Life of William Jennings Bryan.  Chicago : Buxton Publishing House, c1925. 424 p. Green binding.

Herrick, Genevieve Forbes, and John Origen Herrick.  The Life of William Jennings Bryan.  Chicago : Buxton Publishing House, c1925. 424 p. Red binding. Contains the “Last Will and Testament of William Jennings Bryan”, pp. 21-26.

Ipsen, D.C.  Eye of the Whirlwind: the Story of John Scopes.  Reading, Massachusetts : Addison-Wesley, 1973. 159 p. A fictionalized biography of John Scopes for children.

Hunter, George William.  Civic Biology: Presented in Problems.  New York : American Book Company, c1914. 432 p. Textbook used by John Scopes.

Hunter, George William.  Essentials of Biology: Presented in Problems.  New York : American Book Company, c1911. 448 p. Previous edition of the textbook used by John Scopes.

Hunter, George William.  New Civic Biology: Presented in Problems.  New York : American Book Company, c1926. xii, 448 p. New edition published following the Scopes Trial.

Koenig, Louis W.  Byran: a Political Biography of William Jennings Bryan.  New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 736 p.

Kosner, Alice.  The Voice of the People.  New York : Julian Messner, c1970. 190 p.

Larson, Edward J.  Summer for the Gods: the Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion.  New York : BasicBooks, c1997. x, 318 p. Signed by author.

Levine, Lawrence W.  Defender of the Faith. William Jennings Bryan: the Last Decade, 1915-1925.  London : Oxford University Press, 1968. ix, 386 p.

Malone, Dudley Field.  “Unaccustomed as I am—” Miscellaneous Speeches.  New York : J.J. Little and Ives Company, 1929. 196 p.

Martin, T. T.  Hell and the High Schools: Christ or Evolution —Which?  Kansas City, MO : The Western Baptist Publishing, 1923. 175 p. Martin had a large outdoor display at the Scopes Trial, selling this book.

Mather, Kirtley F.  Science In Search of God  New York : Henry Holt and Company, c1928. vii, 159. Harvard geologist and Scopes Trial ‘expert witness’. Mather's attempt to reconcile evolution and Christianity.

Newman, Horatio Hackett  The Gist of Evolution  New York : MacMillan Company, 1926. ix, 154 p. Written by University of Chicago zoologist and another expert witness in the Scopes Trial. Invokes Piltdown man, flat earth beliefs, the horse series, vestigal organs, and other evidences long since discredited.

Osborn, Henry Fairfield.  The Earth Speaks to Bryan.  New York : Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925. 1st ed. 91 p.

Osborn, Henry Fairfield.  The Earth Speaks to Bryan.  New York : Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925. 2nd ed. 91 p. Corrects Osborn’s quote of the inscription on Thomas Huxley’s gravestone from the 1st editon.

Osborn, Henry Fairfield.  Evolution and Religion in Education: Polemics of the Fundamentalist Controversy of 1922 to 1926.  New York : Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1926. 240 p. Includes some material from The Earth Speaks to Bryan.

Rosser, Dr. Charles McDaniel.  The Crusading Commoner: a Close-up of William Jennings Bryan and His Times.  Dallas : Mathis, Van Nort & Co., c1937. xix, 355 p. Forward by Josephus Daniels, US Ambassador to Mexico.

Scopes, John T., and James Presley.  Center of the Storm: Memoirs of John T. Scopes.   New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1967. 277 p.

Shipley, Maynard.  The War on Modern Science: a Short History of the Fundamentalist Attacks on Evolution and Modernism.  New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. xiv, 415 p. Signed by author.

Stone, Irving.  Clarence Darrow for the Defense.  Garden City, New York : Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., c1941. xi, 570 p. Excerpts from trial transcripts, addresses, newspaper articles, etc. Foreword by Justice William O. Douglas.

Vine, Phyllis.  One Man's Castle : Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream.  New York, Amistad, 2004. 1st edition. xii, 337 p.

Weinberg, Arthur, ed.  Attorney for the Damned.  New York : Simon and Schuster, 1957. xxiii, 552 p.

Weinberg, Arthur and Lila, ed.  Clarence Darrow Verdicts Out of Court  Chicago : Elephant Paperbacks, c1963. Reprinted 1989. 448 p.

Wendt, Herbert.  In Search of Adam: the Story of Man's Quest for the Truth About His Earliest Ancestors.  Translated from the German by James Cleugh.  Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company/Riverside Press Cambridge, 1956. xv, 540 p. Includes one of the most highly biased and outright false accounts of the Scopes Trial. Not even “Inherit the Wind” was this bad! 425-427 pp.

Werner, M.R.  Bryan.  New York : Harcourt, Brace, and Company, c1929. viii, 374 p.

Whicher, George F., ed.  William Jennings Bryan and the Campaign of 1896.  Boston : D.C. Heath and Company, c1953. ix, 109 p.

Wilson, Charles, Morrow.  The Commoner: William Jennings Bryan.  Garden City, New York : Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1970. 487 p.

Home | About | What's New

Layout copyright © 2002-2019 by Crevo Press
All Rights Reserved.

Last modified: Friday, December 13, 2019